Tag Archives: Emacs

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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Literate Programming with Babel

Angelo Basile has an interesting post on using Babel and Org Mode for literate programming. As he remarks, his setup is particularly useful in an educational environment. It’s a short post but has some useful ideas. If you’d like to … 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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Scientific Writing with Zotero and Org Mode

Michael Behr has an interesting post on his scientific writing workflow. The post isn’t really about how he writes his papers but rather how he organizes and curates his research materials. As you’d expect, he uses an Org file to … Continue reading

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Zamansky 24: Org Capture (Part 2)

Mike Zamansky has another video up in his Using Emacs series. This one is a continuation of his last video on Org Mode capture. Most of the video explains how Zamansky pops up an Org capture buffer even if he’s … 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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Blub Programmers: Editor Division

The other day I saw this tweet I see no point in using software, because it's "vintage" :) I know #vi or #emacs has many devotees, but I have never understood why. https://t.co/I9VEmMZNIL — Paul Littlebury (@jaffamonkey) November 5, 2016 … Continue reading

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Zamansky 23: Org Capture (Part 1)

Mike Zamansky has another video up. It’s number 23 in his Using Emacs Series and is part 1 of a sequence videos about Org capture. In this first installment, he covers the mechanics of Org capture: how to configure it, … Continue reading

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Writing a format-like Function

Marcin Borkowski (mbork) has an interesting post on something I didn’t know about. He needed to write his own format-like function, presumably with %-tags not defined by the format function. It’s not too hard to write something like that but … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Emacs Configuration

I sometimes feel that I have the most unorganized Emacs configuration strategy imaginable. I don’t worry about autoloading or other quick-loading strategies and I throw my entire configuration (other than machine and OS specific items) into my init.el file. All … Continue reading

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