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Mastering Emacs is Out

Mickey Peterson's new book, Mastering Emacs, is out. I'm pleased to announce that my #emacs ebook, Mastering Emacs, is now out! https://t.co/Fg618KEiOA pic.twitter.com/m0KynKpyP5 — Mickey Petersen (@mickeynp) May 23, 2015 I've already got mine. I haven't read it yet, obviously, … Continue reading

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Calc Quick Reference

In a comment to one of my posts on calc, Sue D. Nymme (love that handle) mentioned that he was working on a quick reference for calc and kindly provided a sneak preview. Now he reports that he's ready to … Continue reading

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Jumping to use-package Blocks in Your Emacs Configuration

Jordon Biondo published a useful gist that allows you to easily navigate to use-package blocks in your .emacs or init.el file. If you have lots of packages—and therefore lots of use-package blocks—you'll find it useful. Biondo recommends that you install … Continue reading

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Emacs on OS X

If your platform is OS X and you're an Emacser, Bozhidar Batsov has a nice post on setting up Emacs. He shows you how to get Emacs (if you don't compile it yourself), how to set the path or alias … Continue reading

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Counting Words

For years, I've used this bit of Elisp that I stole from DJCB at Emacs-Fu. The latest versions of Emacs now have this functionality built in so I thought I should move on. The new functionality is bound to the … Continue reading

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Make Scroll Up and Scroll Down Symmetric

A handy tip from Wilfred Hughes: Emacs tip of the day: (setq scroll-preserve-screen-position 'always) will ensure that M-v always undoes C-v, so you can go back exactly. — Wilfred Hughes (@_wilfredh) May 16, 2015

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Peep-dired

Asok has a nice little utility called peep-dired that's available from MELPA. It's a Dired minor mode that displays the file at point in the dired buffer in another window. You don't have to select the file or do anything … Continue reading

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Pragmatic Emacs

Just yesterday, I wrote about Ben Maughan's Emacs Tip Mailing List and remarked that you could sign up for the mailing list if you liked but that due to widespread interest he was going to publish them as a blog. … Continue reading

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Cycling Through Spelling Correction

The other day I wrote about Ben Maughan's Emacs Tips mailing list and recommended that you take at look at the Web site that also collects the tips1. In case you didn't take my advice, I want to share part … Continue reading

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Ztree

Alexey Veretennikov (fourier) has a nice project on Github. Ztree is a set of two Emacs utilities that deal with directories in a tree-based way. The first, ztree-dir provides a tree representation of a directory. Branches can be opened to … Continue reading

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