Tag Archives: Emacs

Version 2 of Mastering Emacs is Out

Just got my Mastering Emacs update. Mickey has put out version 2 to incorporate new material reflecting changes in Emacs 25.1. The upgrade is free to current owners; You should be getting an email from Mickey. If you don't already … Continue reading

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Kill This Buffer

[Editorial Note: Sorry about the lousy formatting. Org2blog is misbehaving again so I had to paste the HTML into the WordPress editor.] Ben Maughan over at Pragmatic Emacs has a really nice tip. It's one of those things that you … Continue reading

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An Example of pcase-lambda

Over at the Emacs reddit, instant_sunshine has an example of using pcase-lambda. It's not used very often but can be useful if you have to write functions that need to look inside Lisp objects. The documentation for pcase-lambda is a … Continue reading

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Emacs 25.1

As you surely know by now, Emacs 25.1 is out and available for download at the usual places. Check the Emacs download page for a mirror near you. They also have pointers to some precompiled binaries if you prefer that. … Continue reading

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Repeating a Command

Zachary Kanfer has a nice post on how to repeat a command with a single keystroke. A familiar instance of this is the old-style keyboard macro execution. After defining the macro, you can execute it with 【Ctrl+x e】 and then … Continue reading

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On Emacs Being an OS

Katherine Cox-Buday has a lovely 8-tweet long sequence in which she outlines how she uses Emacs to perform a periodic, tedious chore. It's worth looking at to see if you can get some ideas from it. Here's the last tweet … Continue reading

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Capturing Images with Org Mode

Back in January, I came across a post by Arne Babenhauserheide on capturing images into Org. It looked interesting but required Image Magick, which doesn't play well with OS X1. I thought at the time that it would be pretty … Continue reading

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Abrams on Yasnippet

Howard Abrams over at howardism.org has posted a very nice tutorial on yasnippet. I learned a couple of things I didn't know so you may find it worth a few minutes too. First off, I was only dimly aware that … Continue reading

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Copying Text with a Mouse in OS X and Emacs

Ben Maughan over at Pragmatic Emacs has a nice tip for those of you using Emacs on OS X. It turns out that it's easy to copy text to the kill ring with a mouse. I agree with Maughan that … Continue reading

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Refactoring with counsel-ag

Back in January of 2015, I wrote about an excellent post from abo-abo on his refactoring workflow. If you haven't read his post be sure to take a few minutes to read it. The basic idea was that he wanted … Continue reading

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