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A Reminder about Emacs Keybindings on MacOS

Recently, I’ve seen tweets such as this one: Some emacs commands work in OS X text fields https://t.co/iEjCjcHAVa #emacs — /r/Emacs (@EmacsReddit) January 14, 2017 It’s been a few years since I last wrote about that so here, as a … Continue reading

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Capturing Gcal for Display in Emacs

Ben Maughan has a post that represents another way of integrating Gcal into Emacs. In my first two posts on this, we looked at how Rainer König and Mike Zamansky imported their Google Calendars into their Org agendas. Maughan has … Continue reading

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Terminal vs. GUI Emacs

The Emacs subreddit has an excellent thread on terminal versus GUI for Emacs. It started when iamquah asked if there were any large disadvantages to running Emacs in a terminal rather than using the GUI version. He’s a recent convert … Continue reading

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Devops with Emacs

Alexey Koval has a nice post illustrating some of his devops workflow using Emacs. In a way, devops brings together most of the chores that folks use Emacs for. You edit files on remote machines to adjust configurations, you write … Continue reading

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Emacs Sales Pitch

Via Wilfred Hughes, here’s a pithy sales pitch for Emacs Should you consider learning Emacs? Why does it have such passionate devotees? Here's the sales pitch: pic.twitter.com/yGXZhvNKT2 — Wilfred Hughes (@_wilfredh) December 27, 2016

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Emacs Regular Expressions

Jamie Zawinski notwithstanding, I find regular expressions extraordinarily powerful and useful. Most of us in software engineering use them daily and almost all editors support them. One of the complaints I hear all the time is that Emacs regular expressions … Continue reading

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Running Multiple Emacs Servers

Tycho Garen has an interesting use case. Because he uses a single laptop to work on many projects, he wanted a way to have separate Emacs instances so that his buffers don’t get mixed up between projects. That’s easy enough … Continue reading

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List of Emacs Configurations

When I first started using Emacs, one of the ways I learned about useful configuration settings and emacs-lisp was to read other people’s emacs configurations. Oddly, I’m still reading them today. When I read an expert’s configuration, I almost always … Continue reading

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Moving a File in Emacs

Sometimes you want to move a file you have open in Emacs. More often, perhaps, you simply want to rename the file. Emacs has some functions that do this but none of them are entirely satisfactory. The write-file function comes … Continue reading

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Awesome Emacs (Again)

I’ve written about the community sourced Awesome Emacs before but it’s worth revisiting it because It’s really useful. It’s always being added to. This time, I ignored the Table of Contents and just read down the list of packages and … Continue reading

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