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### Given a melpa/elpa package, find other elpa/melpa libraries that depend on it

I am trying to use oauth2.el for some local shenanigans and would like to see how others are using it. Is there a way I can query elpa/melpa for dependencies to this (or any other package)?
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### Turn directory to file in dired

I often make the mistake of creating a directory instead of a file in Dired (by hitting +). I then have to delete it and recreate the file, with the same name. Sometimes, I tried to edit the d file ...
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### How to use a Template for creating YaSnippet snippets

I want to have a way, to efficiently create new YaSnippet-snippets. YaSnippet has the functionality, that via pressing C-c C-n one can create a new snippet. However, the empty new snippet is very ...
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### Can't remap left windows key to super in Windows 10

OS: Windows 10 Pro, version 1909. GNU Emacs 27.2 (build 1, x86_64-w64-mingw32) of 2021-03-26. On the keyboard I have a Windows key on the left between fn and Alt. I open Emacs, then click: Ctrl+h k ...
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### Simple keyboard macro to jump to \begin{document} regardless of current location in file

If you are in the preamble of a TeX document you can do C-s \begin{document} or C-r \begin{document} if you are in the body of the document. It would useful to have a simple, all-purpose macro (say, M-...
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### Can I change default location of .emacs.d folder?

Emacs 28.1 By default folder .emacs.d location on my home folder. Smt like this: /home/alex/.emacs.d/ But I need to change to another location to e.g: /home/alexeij/dev/.emacs.d/ Is it possible?
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### Updating closed drawers on save safely

I have a function I wrote that edits a file's PROPERTIES drawer on save and, if it finds the "MODIFIED" field it updates it with the current time. This works great as long as the drawer is ...
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### How can I preview image in html file?

Is there a package to preview an image inserted in the html tag <img src="path-to-image"/> when hovering the tag with the mouse ?
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### Matching ple in middle of word and replacing with letter p

The following function replaces character sequences for the cases of prefixes and suffixes. I would also like to handle the case of matches that occur medially within a word (e.g. insert p' for ...
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### A one-line org code block

I want to have python snippets in org thus: #+begin_PYT def foo(x): # Some python code #+end_PYT where PYT is a latex environment for python code using (say) listings. The problem is that while org ...
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### how to turn off special character?

I am pretty new to emacs. does anyone how to turn off special character, such as 渘 ? I tried to search online but no luck. emacs 28
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### Emacs on MacOS 12.5+: Commands failed with 127

I recently started working at a company that mandates we all use MacOS. I have installed emacs and would like to use my config, which leverages visual-regexp-steroids.el, but I am receiving an OS ...
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### How to: make speedbar just expand a directory while staying in current view, instead of 'opening' directory

I love using speedbar (specificall I use sr-speedbar) but I'm having a hard time configuring it to my liking. One thing I'd like to be able to do, is set it so that there's an "anchor" ...
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### Replacing words using multiple rules

This function is supposed to replace matches with a shortened version using multiple rules rather than just a single one. For the word counter, coun gets replaced by k, resulting in the shortened ...
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### org-mode structure templates only someone works

I want to use structure templates with tab but only: <c <e <q <v work. (with emacs -Q no templates work) (emacs 27.1, org-mode 9.3; debian 11) my org-mode settings: (require 'org) (setq ...
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### How to disable tree-sitter-hl-mode for org-mode/markdown-mode code blocks?

My tree-sitter setting is ;; Tree-sitter highlight ;; Base framework, syntax highlighting. (use-package tree-sitter :diminish (tree-sitter-mode) :hook ((after-init . global-tree-sitter-mode) ...
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### Executing mit-scheme blocks in org-mode

Using doom emacs in my packages.el: (package! slime) (package! geiser) (package! geiser-mit) (package! scheme) in my config.el: (setq geiser-active-implementations '(mit)) (org-babel-do-load-...
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### How to delete a hypenated word in emacs?

How am i able to delete a hypenated word in emacs? aoeu-aoeu test test for example. I know ESC-d, but it only deletes the first aoeu, but it should delete aoeu-aoeu
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### How can I emulate the eclipse jdt open type action in emacs lsp-java?

In eclipse jdt, there's the open-type command, which opens a window and you start typing the name of a type. While typing, the list of candidates are shown in that window is filtered dynamically and ...
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### Sort completions for find-file by mtime with fido/icomplete

With emacs 28, I'm trying to replace various uses ido/smex with the new fido-vertical-mode. However, one feature of ido that I like is this package ido-sort-mtime-mode that lets you sort files by ...
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### Binding functions associated with package names to H-x

The following function constructed by @dalanicolai has been adapted in a way that allows a user to automatically select a function affix name galaxy, protoc or typex, which is then bound to H-x. What ...
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### Simple and fast way to show interactive functions associated with a package

I am using M-x protoc to show me the interactive functions provided by the package protoc. Is it possible to have a shortcut for displaying protoc related functions without having to write protoc TAB ...
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### How can I prevent URL to open in the external browser when enter used in org-mode

I am using emacs inside the terminal. In org-mode when the cursor on top of a hyperlink and I press enter the URL opens in the default browser. * hello [[www.google.com]] // cursor is on the google...
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### Evaluate elisp in Bookmarks File

Is there a reasonable way to evaluate elisp within a bookmarks file in Emacs? For example, I bookmark all of my typical remote file paths and am in the middle of trying to get a dynamic IP address set ...
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I am learning to use project-find-file. I know there are better alternatives in melpa, but I would like to learn the "out of the box" functionality. When I do project-find-file, start typing ...
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### Grouping and backref with rx

I have the following insert command that replaces ple from the median of words with the letter p. When I execute the command I am getting emacs error complaining about the use of the function seq. ...
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### How to list all the keybindings with the same prefix key?

How to list all keybindings that have same prefix? For example, M-g M-g is bound to goto-line. How to list all the keybindings that have the prefix M-g?
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### indent-region does not respect my c-mode style

This is my C style: (defconst mira-c-style '((c-basic-offset . 4) (indent-tabs-mode . nil) (tab-width . 7) (c-comment-only-line-offset . (0 . 0)) (c-lineup-C-comments . 0) (c-...
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### buffer-face-mode does not work with custom fontset

I can not change family and size of a custom fontset in buffer-face-mode. Below is the minimal test config (create-fontset-from-fontset-spec (font-xlfd-name (font-spec :registry "fontset-mine&...
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### How do I "escape" a subscript or superscript in Auctex?

Let's say I write a subscript inside a math environment like $$a_p$$. Auctex conveniently, and by default creates a pair {} and puts the cursor inside of it so I don't have to bother putting them ...
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### How to switch to cc-mode programatically (from elisp code)

In my lisp code, I need to switch to cc-mode, do something and back to original mode (text mode). How to do that ?
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### Replacing character sequences inside a word

I want to replace a sequence of character sequences (e.g. ple) when they occur medially in a word (e.g. in word complementary). Have constructed the regex string "[A-Za-z]+ple[A-Za-z]+". But ...
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### Matching character sequences medially in words

I want to match the character sequence ple within a word (but not if it occurs at the beginning or at the end). For the beginning I can use \\<ple; for the end I use ple\\>. But what about ...
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### python linting not working with eglot

System: Mac OS 12.5 Emacs 28.1 from homebrew Python 3.9.13 using a virtual env python-lsp-server For some reason my linting, with error highlighting is not working with Python using eglot. In the ...
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### Using rx to modify end of word

I am inserting the letter l for words ending in ley, ily, and ly. This means that family would be modified to faml. The code works when using the regexp string \$$ley\\|ily\\|ly\$$\\>, but am not ...
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### format old file to org-indent-mode

I want to convert file created without (org-indent-mode) to (org-indent-mode) format. Mostly it's additional 2,3,4 spaces. I was trying to fix it with string-replace. But maybe somebody have better ...
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### Using rx to insert word replacement

Been working on replacing regexps with the equivalent rx command, but the expression for rx is not producing the same result I get with the regexp. For the word counter, the regexp expression gives ...
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### how to configure rst2pdf link to emacs

It's a while that a try to use emacs for compiling .rst as .pdf I made numerous proof, the last thing that came to mind is: how to be sure that emacs knows where rst2pdf is, i mean in wich directory. ...
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### Why is my C-. keystroke getting captured?

I have a strange problem that I've observed using GNU Emacs 28.1 on gnome + arch linux. I have a commands bound in my .emacs to C-, and C-., which I wrote a long time ago to jog up and down the buffer....
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### Emacs 29 docstring single quote escaping rules, compiler level event?

I've seen the following warning from the Emacs 29 compiler: In s-format: s.el:614:2: Warning: docstring has wrong usage of unescaped single quotes (use \= or different quoting) I haven't been ...
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### Scheme to write shortened words according to certain rules

I want to modify words according no certain rules. Here is a small example with three rules a) Insert k for words with initial cog, col, com, con, cor, coun, cum. (insert (replace-regexp-in-string &...
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### Replacing single prefix from word

I want to omit the beginning of words starting with some (e.g. something changed to thing). This is the way I am doing it (insert (replace-regexp-in-string "\\<\$$some\$$" "" ...
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### Omit the beginning of words

I want to omit the beginning of words starting with some (i.e. something is changed to thing) using the expression (insert (replace-regexp-in-string "\\<\\some\\" "" word)) But ...
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### Regex replacement on final endings of words

I would like to replace the final ly, ily, ley of words with the letter l. So that I get the following changes to words nearly changed to nearl family changed to faml valley changed to vall
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### Inserting letter for words with initial letter sequence

I would like to introduce the letter k for words with initial cog, col, com, con, cor, coun, and cum using an elisp command defined in my init file. That is "cognize" changed to "knize&...
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### How to make org-cite export multiple citations enclosed in one pair of brackets?

When I have multiple org-cite citations like this: As described by [cite:@ref1;@ref2;@ref3] My configuration exports with multiple bracketed numbers like this: As described by [1], [2], [3] But ...
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### emacs opens unwantedly with some git commands

I have a very strange problem that I cannot work out. Emacs opens if I run some git commands such as git log, git branch, git show. Some git commands behave normally and do not open emacs, such as git ...
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### How do write a function/macro to wrap arbitrary interactive function?

I'm trying to write a function/macro to wrap arbitrary interactive function with some pre- and post- processing. Those processing does not involve the arguments of the interactive function. For ...
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### How to let AuCTeX automatically detect tcolorbox-environments

When I create a new environment via the \newenvironment-Command, Auctex automatically detects it and when I type C-c C-e the new environment is suggested and when I chose it, it asks for the right ...