Tag Archives: Emacs

Extending Isearch

Nicolas Petton presents a nice bit of Elisp that extends the isearch functionality. With his code, you can search for the symbol at point or the active region if there is one. The first of these is easily accomplished using【Ctrl+w】from … Continue reading

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Tramp with Multiple Hops

The Emacs Tramp package is a wonderful thing. With it, you can easily edit files on remote machines in a virtually transparent fashion. Most Emacs users are familiar with Tramp and use it to edit files on machines on the … Continue reading

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Awesome Emacs

If you’re new to Emacs, after you learn the basics, can navigate around in buffers, and deal with finding and saving files you’ll probably start looking for packages that can help streamline your work flow. ELPA makes installing those packages … Continue reading

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Wisdom

Some wisdom from Bozhidar Batsov Question is incorrectly formulated. Any "Can I do X in #Emacs?" should be written "How do I do X in Emacs?". — from SO via @ssapunkova — Bozhidar Batsov (@bbatsov) August 22, 2014

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Building a Dynamic Menu

John Kitchin, whom I’ve written about many times, has another post up on a nice little utility. He describes how to build a dynamic menu in Emacs that gets rebuilt as things change. He gives the example of a menu … Continue reading

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The Editor of a Lifetime

Recently, I wrote about Sacha Chua’s chat with Harry R. Schwartz and his work with EmacsNYC, which, among other things, releases videos of talks that its members give to the group. The latest video is a talk by Perry Metzger … Continue reading

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A Followup on Leaving Gmail

In my post about Chen Bin’s guide to using Gnus with Gmail, I mentioned that in my own quest to move my email operations to Emacs, I was looking at three packages: mew, mu4e, and gnus. In the comments, I … Continue reading

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Generating an Org Link to a Web Page

Recently, I was rereading Vivek Haldar’s post on the seven levels of Emacs proficiency and suddenly realized that I’d regressed in one aspect of my Emacs skills. Haldar says Up until now, you probably had one large Emacs window plus … Continue reading

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Bastien Guerry on Org Mode

Here’s a video by Bastien Guerry in which he talks about Emacs and Org Mode. Guerry, of course, is the maintainer of Org Mode and an interesting guy. Here at Irreal, we’ve mentioned him several times. Guerry begins by demonstrating … Continue reading

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TIL: Something New About Ace Jump Mode

Regular readers know that I’ve been a huge fan of ace-jump-mode ever since I saw it demonstrated by Magnor Sveen in one of his celebrated Emacs Rocks! episodes. More recently, I’ve been using it all the time as a replacement … Continue reading

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