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Org-mode is an Emacs major mode for keeping notes, maintaining TODO lists, planning projects, and authoring documents with a fast and effective plain-text system. Because Org mode is a vast subject ar…
Keyboard shortcuts, key chords, key sequences, hotkeys, or any association between key combinations and corresponding actions in Emacs.
exporting, converting, printing, and publishing Org documents to a variety of other formats using Org mode's export facilities. PDF, HTML, ASCII, etc., are some of the common export formats.
Working with LaTeX documents, LaTeX coding, and LaTeX source blocks in other documents.
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feature of Org mode that handles source code for multiple languages. It can execute source code from within Org mode documents, making it convenient for producing literate programming documents and ma…
Spacemacs is an Emacs layer focused on modal editing via Evil mode, mnemonics and easy configuration, and the space bar. Use this tag if your question relates to Spacemacs-specific functionality.
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for questions about initialization files `.emacs` or `init.el. DO NOT USE this tag if you assume answers require tweaking initialization files because many solutions do not involve directly manipulati…
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is an Emacs extension for the Git version control system.
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Org-agenda is the Org mode facility that generates agenda views, handles files for agendas, dispatches keyboard shortcuts for agenda operations, sorts agendas, and performs agenda-related functions in…
use for Python programming language in Emacs. Emacs supports several versions of the language implementation, versions, and coding styles. Python questions should augment with additional tags as appro…
The text you are editing in Emacs resides in an object called a buffer. Each time you visit a file, a buffer is used to hold the file's text. Each time you invoke Dired, a buffer is used to hold the d…
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Evil Mode is a Vim emulation layer for Emacs.
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Debugging is a methodical process of finding and reducing the number of bugs, or defects, in a computer program.
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Indenting is used to organize code by indicating blocks, closures, conditionals, and other constructs. It makes code easier to read, and in some languages is used to handle control flow.
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is for AUCTeX package that extends basic `tex-mode` Emacs provides for editing TeX files. AUCTeX integrates many built-in and external macro packages for creating, editing, printing, publishing, and m…
Dired is a major mode that allows users to edit files and directories on a file system. It is essentially a file browser, with a wide range of features and an appearance similar to the `ls` command.
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is for patterns specifying search or replace strings. Also known as `regex` or `regexp`, the patterns describe strings to match when searching or replacing. Emacs provides extensive support for `regex…
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Emacs includes a facility that lets you easily download and install packages that implement additional features. Each package is a separate Emacs Lisp program, sometimes including other components suc…
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Helm is an incremental completion and narrowing framework for Emacs. It is available for installation from MELPA.
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for questions about graphical and terminal versions of Emacs on macOS operating system. Please specify which package of Emacs for macOS you are using!
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In Emacs, a window is one part of a frame, displaying one buffer. For questions about operating system windows, see the tag 'frame.
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TRAMP is ‘Transparent Remote (file) Access, Multiple Protocol’ for editing remote files from Emacs.
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Questions relating to the use and configuration of Emacs on the proprietary Microsoft Windows Operating System.
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A 'face' in Emacs is the visual presentation of text using fonts and highlighting. A default face, for example, specifies both the font and the foreground and background colors.
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*ONLY* for questions about Emacs Lisp as a language, compared to other languages, in particular, compared to other Lisp dialects. That is, it is for questions *about the language* itself. *DO NOT USE …
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Hooks are an important mechanism for customizing Emacs. A hook is a Lisp variable which holds a list of functions, to be called on some well-defined occasion.
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specifying fonts and font enhancements, and in Emacs, fonts are closely associated with `face` and `font-lock` features.
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are the graphical system-level “windows” of Emacs. It initially contains one window and normally also contains a menu bar, tool bar, and echo area.
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For questions about Org mode's ASCII table editor. Use this tag for its spreadsheet calculations and plotting features as well.
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Questions relating to commands for passing single command lines to shell sub-processes, running a shell interactively with input and output to an Emacs buffer, and for running a shell in a terminal em…
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emacsclient is a program which allows the user to connect to the Emacs Server. This is useful when using Emacs as the default editor on Unix-like systems, as it allows Emacs to be invoked without crea…
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Font Lock mode is a minor mode, always local to a particular buffer, which assigns faces to the text in the buffer.
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Questions about search mechanics inside of Emacs.
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refers to TAB completions (or other keystroke shortcuts) to selecting the target element from a list of many. Often useful for menus, navigations, searching, jumping, folding, and other forms of "narr…
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The mode that determines the editing behavior of Emacs while that buffer is current. The mode line normally shows the name of the current major mode, in parentheses.
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for questions about moving, deleting, or opening files. Or for questions about the difference between a buffer and its file. For topics such as "Saving Files", use "buffers" instead.
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