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### Prepend to block of text, but ignore blank lines

How to add the string 'export ' to the beginning of each line of this text, with emacs: RBENV_VERSION="2.4.0" CARE_MANAGER_EMAIL=support@example.com AUTHORIZE_NET_API_LOGIN_ID=example ...
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### How to replace the buffer without slowing down the undo system?

Say I have a command that operates on the entire buffer. The simple solution is to: Run the command taking the entire buffer as input. Store the output. Clear the current buffer. Insert the new ...
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I am getting the following error while startup Failed to verify signature dash-2.12.0.tar.sig: No public key for 066DAFCB81E42C40 created at 2019-09-21T23:24:49+0530 using RSA Command output: gpg: ...
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### Change default colors in f90-mode

Could you let me know where the default colors in f90-mode are defined and how to change them?
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### How to cycle among all live buffers?

Emacs 26.2 M-C-L is bound to switch-to-next-buffer. I have many files open but it's simply flopping between two. On my old XEmacs the same key cycled through all of them (and S-M-C-L did so ...
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### Omit ~ before the \ref command (with RefTeX+AUCTeX)

The default behaviour of C-c ) is to insert \ref and prefix it with~. I don't need the tilde after \S (i.e. I need the output to look like \S\ref{label}, rather than \S~\ref{label}). Is there a short ...
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### Enabling flyspell-prog-mode starts flyspell-mode instead

I've been playing with flyspell lately and with my recently established setup for spell-check, I wanted to enable it for all modes. I found that flyspell-mode and flyspell-prog-mode are best for text-...
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### Start spacemacs with specific layout open

I have a custom layout, which I can open with SPC l o f. Is there a way to start Emacs with a flag that would automatically load it at startup? I tried this way: emacs --eval '(persp-switch "Asd")' ...
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### File tags prevent autocomplete of global tags

I amended .emacs as shown below. Then M-x load-file ~/.emacs. What I want to do in test.org is add MEntal tags to each of the two entries, for example Read and Reminder, respectively. Using the column ...
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### Babel + Python function definition with for loop causes IndentationError

I am using orgmode and Babel to run Python source code blocks. I noticed that if I define a function that returns a value, and if this function has a for loop inside it, then evaluating it with Babel ...
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### Emacs captain-mode auto-capitalization in comment

I installed captain-mode, and it worked as expected in org/text modes, but not so quite in programming modes' comment lines. The problem is it can auto-capitalize the first word from the second ...
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### Sending email with attachment and using 'recipient-filename'

I am using message-send-and-exit (with mu4e) to send an email with an attachment. I would like to rename the file so that in the email it appears with a different name than my local file. According ...
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### How to downscale linum font size (and avoid left margin gap)?

I need your help cause I couldn't figure it out. My ideal linum format has 5 digits at least. I'd really like to scale the linum font size down with respect to the text, say by 1/3. This is great ...
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### Modify emacs calendar starting week number

I want to change emacs default calendar week number so that it starts at a manually preset date. Normally the year is broken into 52 weeks and week 1 is the one that contains the 1st of January. I'd ...
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### EMMS doesn't seem to see anything from MPD

I've set up MPD, and it's definitely running and indexing everything correctly. I followed the instructions here to set up EMMS to work with MPD, and after running M-x emms-cache-set-from-mpd-all, it ...
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### File-missing “No such file or directory” “c:/emacs-26.1-x86_64/bin/%HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%/”

I'm launching Emacs using runemacs on Windows 7, from the emacs directory (C:\emacs-26.1-x86_64\bin), using runemacs --debug-init. I get the following error text: Debugger entered--Lisp error: (file-...
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### Insert “indent” regardless of mode

When typing docstring in python-mode, I always have issue with indentation. If I am at this point (| is the cursor): def fn(): """ Args:|""" If I press Enter, the cursor will move right below ...
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### Conditional CIDER breakpoint not working in recursive functions

I'm using CIDER for Clojure programming. I've been playing around with the CIDER debugger lately. I wanted to use the conditional breakpoint facility with some simple recursive function, such as ...
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### emacs lsp-mode python how to disable certain warnings

lsp-mode complies to PEP8 style guide I guess, but how can I disable certain warnings, e.g. about missing docstrings etc.?
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### How to count regexp in a string and use that number in replacement

In my LaTeX code I want to replace these strings: \left.\left.\left. \left.\left. \left. with: \left.\left.\left. \mycommand{3} \left.\left. \mycommand{2} \left. \mycommand{1} where the argument ...
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### emacs pinentry in minibuffer prompt blocks other frames?

I use Emacs in a terminal to read email using mu4e, mbsync. I have PassCmd "gpg2 -q --for-your-eyes-only --no-tty -d ~/.authinfo.gpg | awk '/machine imap.gmail.com login rudolf.sykora@gmail.com/ {...
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### how to display target of an org-mode link in the echo area or as tooltip?

In org mode when I hover over a link, I get a tooltip that shows the target of the link. But I'd like to see the target when I just move point onto a link, either as a tooltip or in the echo area. For ...
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### Best way to test output sent to a buffer

I'm writing an emacs package for Pipenv and the spike solution uses sync shell calls, which is not desirable for general usage. I'm now changing calls to be async (make-process) and for output to go ...
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### show white spaces only when region is selected

whitespace-mode will show the whitespace all the time in entire buffer, Is there the way to show whitespaces only when the region is selected. which is pretty cool to have, does there mode exist for ...
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### Can emacs show formatted backtraces?

When getting an Elisp error and trying to debug the problem, the backtrace buffer is quite hard to read with its long lines. Is there a way to get a pretty-printed backtrace buffer?
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### How to resolve TRAMP spamming empty messages

Connecting to a remote machine with tramp that may have VC (subversion) related files, I tend to see a large number of repeated messages in the *Messages* buffer. For example: Type "q" in help ...
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### Symbol's function definition is void: insert-string

;; Specify the startup banner. Default value is official', it displays ;; the official spacemacs logo. An integer value is the index of text ;; banner, random' chooses a random text banner in core/...
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### roll back org-mode version

I have a scimax based configuration and my source block fontification is broken. I suspect it has to do with the release of Org-mode 9.3 which I am currently using. Scimax uses and automatically ...
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### add-hook evil-insert-state-entry-hook is not calling the function

Update: It worked properly somehow after disabling and enabling nyan-mode. BUT there is no evidence indicating any relationship between them. Because I can't reproduce this problem after it was ...
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When moving to use-package, I'd to replace (require 'markdown-mode) (add-to-list 'auto-mode-alist '("\\.md\\'" . markdown-mode)) with (use-package markdown-mode :mode "\\.md\\'" :config ... ) ...
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### Fresh install 24.5 on Windows 10 bash shell Linux 16.04 crashing on package manager

Fairly new to emacs, seemed super awesome for writing a lot of different styles. Got it working just find on my desktop using the new bash terminal - 14.04 - on my desktop. Did the exact same setup ...
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### Insert Org or Markdown code blocks with Babel in org-mode?

In org-mode, if I do something like this: #+begin_src org ## What does this PR do? - Updates the Dockerfile to make the dev service connect to a shared network at startup - Registers the ...
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### How to make org-habit shift between days at 04:00 instead of midnight?

org-habit keeps track of my habits, e.g. taking a piece of melatonin pill every day before bed. Sometimes I go to sleep after midnight. I don't want the habit to count as failed in this case. I want ...
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I have emacs 25.2.2 and installed through M-x list-packages AUCTeX 12.1.1. Opening any LaTeX file gives the native latex mode, so it seems through C-h m: LaTeX/P mode defined in ‘tex-mode.el’: :...
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### Flymake log questions

I have the following in my .emacs: (use-package flymake :init (remove-hook 'flymake-diagnostic-functions 'flymake-proc-legacy-flymake) (add-hook 'emacs-lisp-mode-hook #'flymake-mode) (add-hook '...
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### How do I demote/promote selected subtrees?

(current as of org 8.2.10) I have a thing (shameless plug) that outputs a simple snippet of org-headings in a single file that look like this: * little boys - snakes - snails - puppy dog tails ...
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### Search forward for the FIRST space character and stop there

I recently upgraded from Windows Emacs 19.x to Windows 26.3.1 and have a problem. in the old version 19 if I did a search forward for a space, (C-s) it skipped forward to the FIRST space character ...
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### Display only not-DONE-yet items in agenda

I have several agenda commands set up, one of which gives me a block agenda, others give me specific searches. Since many of my TODOs are hanging around inside of projects, where I only archive the ...
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### How to use ispell-word to correct a word immediately without prompting for multiple options?

Since the first option is the right one when fixing a common misspelling. Is there a way to make ispell-word correct the spelling of a word to the first suggestion instead of prompting from a list of ...
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### Frame number in frame title - how?

I want to use two frames. One on virtual desktop #1 and the other one on #2. I (have to) work on Windows so I would like to see a frame number in the frame title, since Windows lacks a permanently ...
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### Unset inherited face attribute

Suppose I want the face helm-match to have an unset foreground. Unfortunately, helm-match inherits from match so, if I try to unset the foreground normally: (set-face-foreground 'helm-match nil) The ...
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I have an org file that looks something like this: * Tasks ** TODO A test task * 2019 ** 2019-12 December *** 2019-12-10 Tuesday **** Day planning ***** Tasks for today [0/1] ****** TODO Another ...
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### CEDET semantic-complete-jump customization

When I search through project via semantic-complete-jump and tag is not unique (its defined in multiple places), I must hit <tab> to iterate through all possible places. Problem is, I horribly ...
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### How to disable stack with flycheck for Haskell?

I'm on nixos and due to stack's integration with Nix/Nixos the following command is very slow: time stack ghc ghc: no input files Usage: For basic information, try the --help' option. stack ghc 1....
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### CentOS 7 emacs 24.3.1 gnome 3.28.3 frozen while loading file other than home directory

If I open file at home directory there will be a warning: (emacs:49027): GLib-WARNING **: 10:34:31.190: In call to g_spawn_sync(), exit status of a child process was requested but ECHILD was ...
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### trace-redisplay: How to see stderr from within Emacs?

When building Emacs, I use ./configure --enable-checking='glyphs' so that I can take advantage of some of the built-in tools such as M-x trace-redisplay. The redisplay debugging messages can be seen ...
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### Copy results of org-export` directly to clipboard

I often find myself doing this: Selecting a region of text in an org file. Calling org-md-export-as-markdown. Selecting the converted text in the temporary buffer (can't just do mark-whole-buffer ...
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### Show a prompt dialog with a timeout

As expected, the following dialog box expires after five seconds under Linux: (progn (setq last-nonmenu-event nil) (y-or-n-p-with-timeout "Proceed? " 5 nil)) However, it lasts forever under ...