Tags

A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.

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is for time of day, handling date and time formats, interfacing with the operating system for date and time values, converting time zones, and calculating date and time arithmetic.
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a mechanism for storing locations to things, including files, allowing users to quickly return to them.
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is for the Elisp advice feature that changes an existing definition of a function in a way that lets you undo the change easily. This tag applies to both old and new advice features. The old advice fe…
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an Emacs package to bring powerful Python editing to Emacs. It combines a number of other packages, both written in Emacs Lisp as well as Python.
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a feature of Emacs that allows one to ‘fold’ (collapse/hide) and ‘unfold’ (expand/reveal) large blocks of code.
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a feature of Emacs which allows comparing two or more files or buffers, as well as merging two files or buffers into one.
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the `Bourne again Shell`, one of the more common Unix shell languages. This tag should be used for questions about editing bash scripts in Emacs, or writing bash scripts that invoke Emacs them…
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is for marking the start of a region of text in a buffer. Emacs uses `mark` and `point` to highlight a region. Highlighting indicates that the mark and region are active.
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is for Emacs performance-related issues. Use additional tags to indicate which aspects of Emacs the performance issue is about: startup, navigation, search, screen updates, compilation, execution, deb…
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a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. R can be run from within Emacs using the ESS (Emacs Speaks Statistics) package, which also provides a major mode for editing `.…
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for preview of LaTeX markup buffers to ease the edit-compile-preview cycle. Preview LaTeX is part of the AUCTeX package that replaces snippets, such as math formulas, with a graphical image of the typ…
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for questions involving arranging things in a defined order: sorting lines alphabetically, bibtex entries by date or author, emails by sender, completion candidates by various crit…
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Emacs' name for 'paste' (the one that goes together with copy).
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should be used for questions about links in org-mode files. This is a feature of org-mode that allows users to include hotlinks to org headings within the same file, to other files on…
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is the command interpreter mode for interacting with external processes. Using the base comint-mode, Emacs provides derived modes for specific process-in-a-buffer. Common ones are shell, lisp, scheme,…
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is for the major mode for shell buffers. Use `C-c` prefix for accessing `M-x commands`.
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is for the desk calendar in Emacs, which also provides a diary for events that can be used for managing projects and appointments. `M-x calendar` displays an interactive calendar for picking dates in …
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is for the Org mode feature for clocking work time by specific tasks in a project. Org clock records time spent on tasks, maintains a history time spent on tasks, and computes total time spent.
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is for the abbreviation feature of Emacs where a string of characters are expanded to a longer string. Mainly used to reduce typing, `abbrev` are recorded in a table that is shared locally, among buf…
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The Emacs server, which allows opening files and running commands in an existing Emacs instance
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for questions about moving around: to different places within a file/buffer (i.e., beginning, end, across paragraphs and code blocks); from one window to another (i.e., changing…
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Major mode for C, C++, Objective-C, Java, CORBA IDL, Pike, AWK. Included in GNU Emacs and XEmacs.
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a built-in Emacs command for interactively replacing one string with another in a buffer. query-replace-regexp does the same thing, but with support for matching regular expressions. …
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is an Emacs Lisp data structure in which each character's syntactic role is defined. Other Emacs facilities, such as font lock, navigation, parsing, etc., scan these syntax tables to determine where w…
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is the location where most editing commands take effect, which is by default indicated by the cursor in the selected window. Emacs remembers the last location of the point for each buffer and when a b…
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the translation of one or more keystrokes into a language character. Most languages have their own input method; some input methods are shared by several languages, and some languages …
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a command which wraps the words or redistributes the newlines within a paragraph as defined by the current major-mode
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**DO NOT USE THIS TAG** unless your question applies ONLY to Emacs version 24.4.
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an enhanced Emacs configuration that should make your experience with Emacs both more pleasant and more powerful.
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Starting Emacs in daemon mode
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Questions about the inserting/manipulating/displaying TAB characters in Emacs files. Do not use this tag for questions related to browser style "tabs".
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a global list of blocks of text that were previously copied or moved from buffers.
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for questions about aligning text vertically. For example, formatting tables so the columns in a row line up under the columns in the previous row; or having consecutive rows of text…
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is the blank line at the very bottom of an Emacs frame. Emacs by default reserves that screen space for echoing keystrokes, error messages, complier messages, messages from background processes, and a…