Emacs unable to load its startup files

I upgraded emacs on a remote terminal to 23-snapshot. As I did not have root privileges there, I did 'make install' with 'prefix' set to a folder in my home directory. Now when I start emacs, it...

How to gracefully shutdown emacs daemon?

On login to Ubuntu, I start an Emacs (version 23) daemon using Ubuntu's Startup programs. I then start Emacs clients whenever I need to edit something. When I logoff from Ubuntu, it says Emacs is...

Emacs 23 on OS X - use multiple instances or emacsclient?

I wonder if anyone has any recommendations as to setup of emacs 23 on OS X. I have been using Linux/Windows for a while and there, I would just open many instances of emacs and they were...

How can I get more colors in emacs vc-diff?

I would like to have vc-diff colorize the output so that added lines are in one color and deleted ones in another. Using Emacs 23.1 and putty/xterm-256color (list-colors-display shows 256 colors...

How to make Emacs (without GUI) differentiate between Ctrl+Shift+S and Ctrl+S?

I'm trying to teach Emacs standard shortcut keys. I use emacs23-nox version from Debian, often through SSH connection. One of those is CTRL+SHIFT+S for SaveAs. The relevant part of configuration...

viper-insert wrong number of arguments error

I have the following function and keybinding in my .viper file: (defun th-change-to-regexp (regexp) (interactive "s") (kill-region (point) (progn (re-search-forward...

Python-mode import problem

I'm trying to use Emacs as a python editor and it works fine when I evaluate(C-c C-c) only single files but when I evaluate a file that imports another file in the same directory, I get an error...

Binding M-<up> / M-<down> in Emacs 23.1.1

I'm trying to put in a feature that I miss from Eclipse, where Alt+[Up/Down] transposes the lines up or down, but can not for the life of me figure out how to assign to these keys properly. I am...

How to configure Emacs/VM to decode text/html mails using lynx rather than emacs-w3m?

I recently upgrated to Emacs 23.2.1. I am using VM version 8.1.93a to read my email. I used to change html mail to text via the following line in my vm configuration file: (add-to-list...

how to install emacs23 on Mac OSX without GUI

What's the best way to install Emacs23 on Mac OSX. I want to launch it from the terminal, without any X-windows or other GUI business. I tried http://emacsformacosx.com/ but that launches a Mac...

How do I change Emacs' default font size and font type?

I am using Emacs 23.3. How can I change the font size and font type?

cannot open load file when using emacs

GNU Emacs 23.2.1 I have downloaded rainbow-delimiters.el and put into the following directory: ~/.emacs.d/site-list/rainbow/ In my emacs configuration file, I have the following: (add-to-list...

How can I switch focus after buffer split in emacs?

I would like that after splitting the window (C-x 3 or C-x 2) to be able to automatically get to cursor in the new opened buffer (the other than the current). How can I achieve this behavior ?

emacs and python updating modules

atm i'm using emacs to write some python code, so far it works quite fine except one problem that is really a bit annoying. Always when I update something inside a self written module i reevaluate...

Emacs - cursor misalignment, and disappearing text

I've been using a copy of emacs (in a Debian VM I ssh to with putty) at work for a couple of months now, and up until now everything has been working brilliantly... but this morning I'm trying to...

using perl with emacs editor

I am new to perl and emacs and want to work with perl on the emacs editor How can I add perl mode to emacs23 or configure it to work with perl more friendly ?

Recipe for target `autoloads' failed while building Emacs in Cygwin

I am trying to build Emacs on 64-bit Windows 7 using Cyqwin: Emacs 23.3 or 23.4 CYGWIN_NT-6.1-WOW64 1.7.11(0.260/5/3) 2012-02-24 14:05 i686 Cygwin Some info from ./configure log: What compiler...

How do I bind C-= in emacs?

This s-expression in my .emacs file does not produce the desired result: (define-key global-map (kbd "C-=") 'djhaskin987-untab-to-tab-stop) Why can't I bind a command to Ctrl+=? EDIT for...

Emacs compilation mode won't see bash alias

Emacs M-x compile does not see any aliases set in .bashrc. If I use M-x shell then type the alias, it is fine. I tried sourcing .bashrc from /etc/profile, from ~/.profile, ~/bash_env, anything I...

python 3 in emacs

I changed two days ago to Emacs 23, which lately gave me a lot of headache, especially, as I have two Python versions installed, the older 2.7 and 3. As I generally want to start the python 3...

ido-mode outdated file list

I am using Emacs on Windows 7, and am finding that ido-mode is not picking up some files created since I started using it. E.g. directory contains: foo.txt bar.txt Open foo.txt in Emacs. Later,...

emacs: I need and explanation on dirtrack-list variable

In emacs' shell I am using dirtrack-mode (M-x dirtrack-mode). I get errors in the *Directory Tracking Log* buffer: Input `[email protected]:~/modules/mydir> ' failed to match `dirtrack-list' In order...

Issue with Emacs theme

I'm new here. I've got some problems with setting theme to my emacs23, on Debian. I generated code with Emac Theme Editor. I created ~/.emacs.d/color-theme/bajka.el file with this:...

In emacs23 how to bound C-<return> to C-<return> instead of C-J

I am trying to use org-mode and whenever I press Crtl+return emacs does C-J instead. I know this because when I use c-h k and then press crtl+return, emacs shows: "It is bound to C-j." Is there...

How to install the ia32-libs in a 64-bit Linux?

I wanna to install the ia32-libs in my linux mint, but when i use apt-get ,it told me sth like this: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information......

Emacs: list-packages [no match]

I'm new to Emacs. I'd like to install a package, but doing M-x package-install says there is no such command. Trying to look which packages are installed with M-x list-packages does not work...

How to set color for linum in emacs?

I am running emacs23-nox under Ubuntu12.04. How can I set font color for line numbers? They appear to be green by default, which I hate. Thanks!

Emacs 23.3.1 fixedsys font issue

I have downloaded the Fixedsys.TTF font. I have moved the font into the /usr/share/fonts/truetype directory. I have opened Emacs and navigated to Options > Set Default Font... and...

How to shift a wave of a wav file by 180 degrees

Is there a way to shift the phase of a wav file in python? I am trying to achieve active noise reduction. What I plan to do is to record the ambient noise and then shift its phase by 180 degrees...

Erlang installation giving erlang-mode is broken error

I am trying to install Elixir from the elixir website on Ubuntu 14.04. I get the following error when I execute $ sudo apt-get install esl-erlang. Can anyone help me out here ? $ sudo apt-get...