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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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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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Bash is 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 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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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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lsp-mode serves as an Emacs client for the Language Server Protocol.
Flyspell enables on-the-fly spell checking in Emacs by the means of a minor mode (called Flyspell).
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R is 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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Running compilers, and more generally building software from within Emacs.
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IPython is an interactive shell for Python.
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Bookmarks are a mechanism for storing locations to things, including files, allowing users to quickly return to them.
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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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For questions about using the pdf-tools package, which provides tools for viewing and annotating pdf files in Emacs
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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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Code folding is a feature of Emacs that allows one to ‘fold’ (collapse/hide) and ‘unfold’ (expand/reveal) large blocks of code.
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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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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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Ediff is 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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is for the major mode for shell buffers. Use `C-c` prefix for accessing `M-x commands`.
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Starting Emacs in daemon mode
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query-replace is 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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input-method is 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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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 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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Markdown is a lightweight markup language for creating formatted text using a plain-text editor. https://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/
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Calculator mode: Calculator major mode.
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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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Emacs' name for 'paste' (the one that goes together with copy).
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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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The Emacs server, which allows opening files and running commands in an existing Emacs instance
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