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Quick Tip: dos2unix, et al

April 30th, 2007 by Ryan McGeary · 129 Comments

I despise the fact that we live in a world with different end-of-line file formats. Windows/DOS uses CRLF, Unix uses LF, and Mac’s used to use CR1. Thankfully, Mac’s started to adopt the Unix format when OS X was released — if only Windows could do the same. What I despise even more is that […]

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Tags:osx · quick · tips · unix · windows

Recent Features in Carbon Emacs

March 5th, 2007 by Rob Christie · 83 Comments

It’s always nice to delete code or configuration files while maintaining or increasing functionality. The 2007-01-06 Carbon Emacs build now imports paths from the user’s shell (bash, tcsh, zsh). Note: The latest available build is from 2007-01-21, and includes a few more goodies. This added functionality allowed me to delete a few setq exec-path and […]

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Maximize on Startup, Part 2

February 22nd, 2007 by Ryan McGeary · 144 Comments

In part 1 of the series, we discussed two ways to resize the emacs frame on startup. Here, we will use the display-pixel-width and display-pixel-height functions to automatically determine the proper size of the emacs frame. Option 3 (the package) As I tried to come up with a generic way to maximize the emacs frame […]

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Tags:elisp · osx · tips · windows · x

Emacs Key Bindings in MS Word

February 18th, 2007 by Ryan McGeary · 189 Comments

Macosxhints.com points us to a way to enable emacs key bindings in Microsoft Word. Just assign new shortcut keys to each of these Word commands (instructions below): StartOfLine : C-a EndOfLine : C-e LineUp : C-p LineDown : C-n CharLeft : C-b CharRight : C-f Please feel free to suggest other emacs equivalent Word commands […]

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Tags:misc · osx · windows

Maximize on Startup, Part 1

January 29th, 2007 by Ryan McGeary · 211 Comments

This is part one of a two-part series. Here we’ll discuss some straight forward options for maximizing and resizing the emacs window on startup. In part two, we’ll explore a more advanced alternative. I like to maximize my emacs window (aka frame) to fit the entire screen when I really want to focus on what […]

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Tags:elisp · osx · tips · windows · x

Emacs on Mac OS X

January 13th, 2007 by Ryan McGeary · 86 Comments

Like many, I am a recent Mac OS X convert. I left Windows about 9 months ago and haven’t looked back. Upon switching, I found several different emacs distributions. While each has its own strengths and weaknesses, only Carbon Emacs made the cut. Here’s why:

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