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### How to bind a terminal command to a key for python code autoformatting using autopep8

I'd like to autoformat my python code from the buffer that contains it with a key. I was looking at this tutorial. One can autoformat the code from the terminal with the command: autopep8 --in-place --...
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### How to automate the test step in "debugging by bisection"?

Sometimes I run into a problem with Emacs that goes away if invoke Emacs with the --no-init-flag. In other word, I can deduce that the problem in question is caused by code somewhere in my .emacs file....
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### org export: including embedded table of contents in pdf file

Using the org export > latex > pdf workflow, I am wondering if it is possible to include a table of contents or outline embedded in the pdf, without necessarily printing it in the file itself? ...
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### font-lock not working with my custom face

I defined a custom face (defface my-face '((t . (:background "green"))) "text") that I want to use for font-lock syntax highlighting. (defvar my-font-lock-keywords ( ("^\...
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### Let emacsclient try to reconnect after running alternate_editor

If I set alternate_editor to an empty string, emacsclient runs "emacs --daemon" and then tries to reconnect. However, I want to run it a specific emacs executable that is not in my path. If ...
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### How can I can code-sample's font color if its inside a quote

In markdown I can do following: code-sample inside a quote. Example: > code_sample output, which has white font color: How can I do similar behavior in org-mode, where keeping the code-sample's ...
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### ivy minibuffer colums not justified

I am following System Crafters series on Emacs from Scratch on YouTube. With my configuration as I have set it up, Ivy doesn't appear in nice left-justified easy-to-read columns. I am trying to figure ...
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### How can I prevent opening URL in the browser using cmd+ret in org-mode

If I am on top of a URL and pressed cmd+ret (cmd+m), it opens the link on my default browser. I just want to have default behavior of cmd+m, which is new-line. Is it possible to prevent this while ...
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### How can I prevent Orgmode from opening links to *.jot files using GNU less

When I open a link in Emacs Orgmode to a *.txt or *.org file, the files are opened in a new Emacs buffer. However, I have a self-created set of plain-text *.jot files. If I open an otherwise ...
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### itemize shortcut environment in emacs

I know that M-RET creates a \item in emacs (latex mode) even if there is no \begin{itemize} \end{itemize} around. In the case we are not within such environment I am wondering if it is possible to ...
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### Syntax highlighting and formatting in org-src-mode editing mode

If I installed the correct mode and create a block like this. #+BEGIN_EXAMPLE k8s ... #+END_EXAMPLE I got correct syntax highlighting in the example block, but no syntax formatting. If I enter edit ...
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### How can I apply function max to a list of numbers?

I want to find the max element in a list of numbers. (setq l (list 1 2 3 4 5)) What is an easy way to call the max function on l? So far I have this but this seems convoluted: (eval (max ,@l)) It ...
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### How can a function check which major mode is enabled?

The accepted answer to this question says: When the function is invoked, it can test the current mode and do something appropriate. For example, for some modes, or all modes except some modes, it can ...
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### How to get more specific error message when loading major mode with syntax errors

When I load my custom major mode, Emacs reports an error in the minibuffer about unescaped character literals, but it doesn't say where. I cannot even copy the error message here, since it disappears ...
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### Why are defvars in my macro ignored?

I want to use a macro to define variables. However, evaluating the macro does not define these vars. I seem to be missing something, but I can't find it. Here's the code: (defmacro delve--build-cmp (...
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### How to debug error in process sentinel?

I've recently switched to doom emacs, and for the most part it's working great. However, when I'm looking at a folder in dired-mode, if I copy a file using C the file is copied but *Messages* contains ...
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### Hiding Lsp UI Sideline but retaining actions

I am just starting to explore the LSP configuration options. But i am facing very annoying problem with lsp-ui-sideline. I like the options that it provides but hate that it shows up right next to my ...
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### How do I mark certain "elisp:" type links as safe?

I have several [[elisp:org-todo-list][todo list]] links in my Org documents. When I use C-c C-o (org-open-at-point), Org mode asks me whether I really want to open that link. While this is good ...
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### Why doesn't flycheck display any hadolint errors?

I have a Dockerfile with several errors or warnings, but emacs doesn't display any of them. This worked a good while (two years? maybe...) ago. flycheck-mode is active. I see the errors when I run ...
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### How to change location of filetags on minibuffer

When doing an org-roam-node-find, using Ivy as my completion system, I get in the minibuffer the name of the nodes, and on the far right the filetags for those nodes. But for some of them the tags get ...
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### I'm having difficulty using Latex preview in org mode

I have GNU Emacs 27.2 on MacOS 11.6. I have MacTex 2021 installed. I have a simple Latex equation in between $and$. When I do C-C C-X C-L (Latex preview) I get this message: Creating LaTeX preview.....
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### Elpy not working with python 3.10

It seems elpy doesn't work with python 3.10. For instance, see the issue here posted on the elpy repo in github. I had the same problem as that person mentions, and it seems many other people too when ...
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### how to configure packages while using Straight

I see many examples of EMacs configurations using use-package For example: ;; lsp-mode configs (use-package lsp-mode :delight lsp-lens-mode "🔍" :ensure t :init ;; set prefix for lsp-...
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### reftex does not recognize references even though default bibliography file is defined

reftex-citep does not suggest any possible completions, even though the variable reftex-default-bibliography is set to the correct bibtex file. What else do I need to do to get reftex to detect the ...
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### gzip: stdin: unexpected end of file

Linux Mint 20.1 Emacs 27.1 I connect to remote Linux host by tramp mode. Success connect. Nice. But when in dired mode I try to open log file (press Enter) I get the next message: gzip: stdin: ...
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### Org ref: (wrong-type-argument stringp nil)

I have just installed Emacs 27.9 on a new Mac running Monterey 12.0.1 (using https://emacsformacosx.com) I then installed org-ref by putting the following lines in my .emacs: (add-to-list 'load-path &...
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### How can I apply code sample inside [] brackets in org-mode

In the markdown-mode I am able to do following: [one, two, three, four] But in org-mode when I do: [~one~, ~two~, ~three~, ~four~] , it printed as it is instead of converting ~varaible~ into code ...
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### File is not under version control (Subversion/svn)

I have a Subversion checkout which works fine (I can do svn st, svn diff etc.) However, Emacs doesn't recognise that the files are in Subversion. E.g. if I do M-x vc-diff I get File is not under ...
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### How to set shortcut for M-"  in emacs config file?

I need to assign M-" as a shortcut to some function. How do I do that? Doing this gives error (define-key some-mode-map (kbd 'M-"') 'somefunction)
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### How to replace one face with another for propertized text?

Text with properties can have faces assigned, how can one face be replaced with another? An example use case for this is highlighting some text or it's background. Seeing as Emacs doesn't have the ...
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### Keybinding shortcut for Tufte html export

I've perused a few of the org-mode html-export keybinding shortcuts, i.e., ways to just have one key do, e.g., the entire long-winded C-c C-e h o. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be one fell ...
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### Allowed values at #+PROPERTY header line not recognized

I'd like to set allowed property values at the top of an org-mode cheatsheet i'm working on. Only two allowed values so far for the CATEGORY property. I'm getting the same "Allowed values for ...
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### How to select and delete a column of text in emacs?

I have this text 1 A 2 B 3 C I want to remove the first column to make it A B C Ok so I need to make a rectangle. Reading about rectangles I see "To specify a rectangle for a command to work on,...
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### Setting elpy with python 3.10

I was trying to setup elpy with python 3.10 and get the following error: Elpy Configuration Emacs.............: 27.2 Elpy..............: Not found (Python), 1.35.0 (Emacs Lisp) Virtualenv........: ...
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### How to view URL of the links in org-mode

I am using [[LINK][DESCRIPTION]] format to define hyperlinks in org-mode. Org recognizes plain URIs, possibly wrapped within angle brackets, and activate them as clickable links. The general link ...
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### Leaving only one space between words within a paragraph

I have read https://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/DeletingWhitespace but couldn't find a way to select a paragraph and remove extra white spaces. For instance: asd asdasd asdasd asdasdasd asdasda ...
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### Is it possible to export an orgmode headline to orgmode format?

I keep notes in orgmode and a GitHub repository can display formatted orgmode. I currently copy a headline to a new orgmode file to 'export' my text for publication on GitHub. However, this differs ...
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### How to move from one source block to another, in Org-mode?

Is there a key-binding, command, or even evil extension for Emacs, so that I can move from one source block to another? For example,org-forward-heading-same-level, which is bound in my system to C-j, ...
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### fixed width of column in csv mode

I plan to use csv-mode. In Excel, csv can be shown like the Picture 2. In emacs, C-c C-a yields Picture 1. Can I fix the width of the columns in csv-mode? Picture 1 Picture 2
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### Bullets in Lists (Org-Mode) [duplicate]

like asked here: custom bullet style Isn't there any way to use • in Org-mode lists? It would look much nicer than *... I made a shortkey to insert • bullets, but they won't be recognized by Emacs as ...
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### Can I export conf source code in org-mode to aconf in LaTeX/pdf/minted?

Emacs org-mode source-code blocks (between #+begin_src conf and #+end_src) support the conf "language"/style with syntax highlighting, but this is not supported when exporting to LaTeX/pdf, ...
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### How to include recipient in the message citation when forwarding email

I have a custom citation in mu4e to include the date and time: ;; Cite messages with date and time of original (setq message-citation-line-function 'message-insert-formatted-citation-line) (setq ...
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### Emacs DOOM does not show tabs although 'centaur-tabs' is enabled

I'm currently using DOOM emacs. I enabled 'centaur-tabs' in ~/.doom.d/init.el by using (tabs +centaur-tabs). Configures are: (after! centaur-tabs :ensure t ...
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### pdf-tools auctex question with split buffer (vertically split)

A related question to a previously answered question: pdf-tools now has a nice continuous scroll mode, unfortunately, horizontal split buffers dont work nicely for continuous scroll pdf preview. So, ...
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### How can you list all non-child frames?

There's frame-list but this lists child-frames, and there's visible-frame-list but this doesn't list iconified frames. It seems like there should be a simple function to return all non-child frames. I ...
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### How to automatically build org links from an org-contacts contact?

Let's say I have the following contact in my org-contacts org file : * John Doe :PROPERTIES: :EMAIL: john.doe@gmail.com :PHONE: +44 20 7630 2400 :COMPANY: Ubuntu :NOTE: :END: How ...
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### Org publish html preamble navigation bar does not work

I tried to change html preamble by adding a new item to the nav bar, but publish is not updating the navigation bar. I found this question, but I didn't know how to add a "force flag" to org-...
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### How to list the project by the name instead of the path in projectile?

I'm new to DOOM emacs and try to get used to projectile. I found how to set the project name by using .dir-locals.el, which can be done by ((nil . ((projectile-project-name . "PROJECT-NAME"))...
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### How to prevent org-id-update-id-locations from opening all files?

From what I am experiencing, org-id-update-id-locations opens all files in my org-directory and more that it knows of, and if inlineimages is set even loads the images in that process. This creates a ...

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