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is for Emacs support of Git, the distributed version control system. Emacs `version-control` feature supports many systems besides Git. Additional extensions, such as `Magit`, also provide extensive G…
Questions about using, creating, and modifying color themes and custom themes.
Company-mode is a text completion framework for Emacs. The name stands for "complete anything". It uses pluggable back-ends and front-ends to retrieve and display completion candidates.
A keymap is a Lisp data structure that specifies key bindings for various key sequences. A single keymap directly specifies definitions for individual events. When a key sequence consists of a single …
Emacs can run entirely inside of a TTY terminal, by using the `-nw` flag at startup, or by compiling emacs with the `--without-x` flag.
is the feature of displaying text, especially source code, in different colors and fonts according to the meaning of different terms.
for questions about modifying a particular action or task within Emacs.
YASnippet is a template system for Emacs. It allows you to type an abbreviation and automatically expand it into function templates. Bundled language templates includes: C, C++, C#, Perl, Python, Ruby…
is a macro package to isolate Emacs configuration lines in the init file. By isolating related lines, the configuration performs better and is easier to maintain.
for Elisp `functions` for their usage, definitions, re-definitions, defining aliases, and other standard features of function execution fundamental to Lisp programming languages. Add addi…
The mode line is a useful summary information about the buffer shown in the window, including its name and current modes. It is located at the bottom of every Emacs Window aside from MiniBuffer window…
Questions about editing or manipulating text inside of Emacs.
Eshell is a shell-like command interpreter implemented in Emacs Lisp.
Flycheck is an on-the-fly syntax checking package for GNU Emacs 24, with in-buffer error highlighting, automatic background checking, a dynamic error list, and built-in support for over 40 programming…
mu4e is an e-mail client for Emacs based on the mu indexer and searcher.
for questions about repositories of Emacs packages on well-known servers, such as MELPA, GNU ELPA, and Marmalade. Emacs uses library package.el to download and install updates to packages you choose.
The minibuffer is a part of Emacs used to read in complex commands or arguments.
Projectile is a project management package and framework that facilitates operations against the project as a whole.
for font colors, menu colors, screen colors, and other presentation elements of Emacs interface. For questions about colors related to exports, printing, and external programs, include additional tags…
is for capturing notes in Org mode with minimal interruption.
is for the Emacs text terminal emulator, which by default runs in a sub-shell in a buffer named `*terminal*` with `term-mode`. `M-x term` command starts a terminal.
HTML (HyperText Markup Language) is the principal markup language used for structuring web pages and formatting content. The most recent revision to the HTML specification is HTML5.
About starting and initializing an Emacs session
Replacing is the action of searching a string for a sub-string and replacing it with a different string.
Email-related questions across the different clients (gnus, mu4e, rmail, etc.)
is the flexible built-in message reader in Emacs. It supports reading and composing both news and mail. It can also use web-based sources as inputs for its groups.
ESS (Emacs Speaks Statistics) is an emacs add-on for editing scripts and interacting with statistical programs such as R, Stata or SAS.
for variables in Emacs Lisp, which are symbols with values. The symbol’s name is also called the variable name. Most variable names, by convention, consist of lowercase, ordinary words separated by hy…
The text between the point and mark in a buffer.
is for changes to fonts and colors for highlighting text. Emacs uses highlighting extensively to set apart portions of visible text in a buffer. Highlighting can also apply to dynamic text during sear…
is for splitting an Emacs window into two. Multiple windows can display different buffers, or different parts of one buffer. Emacs has several default key bindings for splitting windows.
provides optional features that users may enable or disable independently of the choice of major mode. Minor modes can be enabled individually or in combination with other modes.
for Emacs support (edit, display, etc.) of images (e.g., jpeg, png, svg). For questions about image metadata, use the tag 'image-mode.
Commands are functions that can be invoked interactively either through `M-x` or by a key binding.
Questions about using the built-in help system in Emacs or how to find help.
Auto-Complete, also known as auto-complete.el or Auto-Complete Mode, is an Emacs extension that provides context-sensitive completion suggestions