Tag Archives: Emacs

Gnus: Saving Outgoing Messages To Multiple Gmail Folders

Everything is possible, if you a have an extensible email-reading application, written in one of the most powerful languages of the world:

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Powerful Regular Expressions Combined with Lisp in Emacs

Regular expressions are a powerful text transformation tool. Any UNIX geek will tell you that. It’s so deeply ingrained into our culture, that we even make jokes about it. Another thing that we also love is having a powerful extension … Continue reading

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Speeding Up Emacs and Parsing Emacs Lisp from Emacs Lisp

I recently spent a bit of time to clean up all the cruft that my ~/.emacs file and my ~/elisp directory had accumulated. I have been using a multi-file setup to configure my Emacs sessions, since at least 2008. This … Continue reading

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Fixing Shifted-Arrow Keys in 256-Color Terminals on Linux

The terminfo entry for “xterm-256color” that ships by default as part of ncurses-base on Debian Linux and its derivatives is a bit annoying. In particular, shifted up-arrow key presses work fine in some programs, but fail in others. It’s a … Continue reading

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Automatically Joining Password-Enabled Channels in ERC

If, like me, you are using ERC to chat with your IRC friends all over the world, then the next few paragraphs describe how you can set up automatically joining channels in a secure manner, even if the channels require … Continue reading

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Mutt-like Scrolling for Gnus

Mutt scrolls the index of email folders up or down, one line at a time, with the press of a single key: ‘<‘ or ‘>’. This is a very convenient way to skim through email folder listings, so I wrote … Continue reading

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My Favorite Firefox Extensions

The Firefox web browser supports hundreds of extensions in its latest version. There are extensions that tweak its behavior in small but useful ways, addons that add completely new and very innovative features, even entire applications like FTP clients and … Continue reading

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query-replace-regexp or “making movies enjoyable”

One of the movies I recently watched came with subtitles in a separate *.srt file. The subtitles had 99% correct timing information, a pretty amazing feat. They had a minor glitch though. Many instances of lowercase ‘el’ had been replaced … Continue reading

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Stalking Keramida

Quick tip for finding if keramida’s been active in a machine the last few days. Run the command: % ps xau | sed -n -e 1p -e /sed/d -e ‘/keramida.*emacs.*daemon/p’ Watch for activity in the Emacs daemon, and if you … Continue reading

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Emacs 23.0.90 pretest in FreeBSD Ports

Chong Yidong announced the first pretest of Emacs 23.X last night.

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