Tag Archives: Emacs

Inhibiting Dired Details in Emacs 24.4

Who ever thought having Dired hide details by default was a good idea? I know some people like having fewer details but I don't get it. Why wouldn't you want as much information about the files as possible? Maybe I'm … Continue reading

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Emacs 24.4 is Released

Emacs 24.4 is finally with us. You can go to the GNU Emacs site to get a copy. When I downloaded it, the mirrors had not yet been updated so I just went to the primary FTP server to get … Continue reading

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Stallman on the History of Emacs and GNU

Here's an interesting video from 2002 of Richard Stallman talking about the history of Emacs and the GNU project. As far as I can tell, this is the talk whose transcript I wrote about 3 years ago. It's about 40 … Continue reading

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Casting Spels in Emacs Lisp

Conrad Barski (with Jim Webb) has released an Elisp version of his entertaining introduction to Lisp. Perfect for the N00b but even experts may find it delightful.

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Emacs 24.4 RC1

As promised, Emacs 24.4 RC1 was released on Friday. If all goes well, we'll have the official release of 24.4 on Monday. There's a lot of great improvements in the new release so, like most Emacers, I can hardly wait … Continue reading

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Elisp and the Clojure Threading Macros

One set of Clojure features that its adherents are quite fond of is the threading macros ->, ->>, and -->. Unless you're familiar with Clojure, you probably don't know what they do. You might wonder why we should care. The … Continue reading

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A Tip on Editing Org Mode Table Formulas

Rob Syme offers up a tip about editing org-mode table formulas that everyone should know but many don't: TIL you can use C-c ' to edit #emacs #orgmode table formulae in a more spacious buffer. It will also highlight cells … Continue reading

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Global Key Bindings

Over at the Google G+ Emacs community Alison Chaiken points us to an interesting post by Akkana Peck. Many times, I've set a key sequence for some function—often the recommended key sequence—only to have some other module steal it out … Continue reading

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Almost There

The release candidate for Emacs 24.4 will appear on Friday. If all goes well, the official release will be on the subsequent Monday.

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The End of Emacs 24

Bozhidar Batsov reports that after the release of Emacs 24.4, we will move to Emacs 25. The upcoming #Emacs 24.4 will be the last of the 24.x series http://t.co/TbfVUVmZ0z Looking forward to Emacs 25! — Bozhidar Batsov (@bbatsov) October 10, 2014 … Continue reading

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