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Re: Emacs tips and tricks

Unread post by machinebacon » Sat Oct 01, 2016 4:55 pm

I was searching for a (non-org/non-schedule/non-deadline) way to simply insert (today's) date as quick as possible: https://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/InsertDate

There is another way which I haven't tried: https://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/InsertingTodaysDate

Another little thing - in TTY some neat things (for example scrolling through the org calendar) don't work. There are ways to circumvent certain limitations: http://orgmode.org/manual/TTY-keys.html
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Re: Emacs tips and tricks

Unread post by GekkoP » Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:26 am

I know Emacs sucks horribly when it comes to Java development. Still use it for everything else at work, but yes, it's a shame.

However, Java - unless it's Java 8 - also sucks horribly. Lucky me support for Clojure in Emacs is brilliant through the awesome CIDER.

I recently got fascinated by Scala and found out about ENSIME: https://ensime.github.io/

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Here my setup: https://github.com/manuel-uberti/.emacs ... ng.el#L345

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Re: Emacs tips and tricks

Unread post by GekkoP » Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:31 am

Handy new package out there: guess-language

https://manuel-uberti.github.io/emacs/2 ... -language/

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Re: Emacs tips and tricks

Unread post by machinebacon » Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:11 pm

Pretty Emacsers, a question for you:
in org-mode, there's the 'org-scheule and 'org-deadline command, that opens the neat little calendar and you can shift-cursor through the dates, right? now this does only work in the GUI version, not in emacs-nox, at least not in TTY, where I use Emacs most of the time. Do you know what commands make the shift-cursor move through the calendar? I knew that there's a hook that is called after setting a date, but that's useless for me. Right now, I have F11/F12 set in the init to change the timestamp (so the timestamp that has already been selected through the calendar buffer), but I would like to replace the shift-cursor keybindings with an alternative (C-n, C-p, or C-f, C-b). Any ideas? Thanks in advance!
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Re: Emacs tips and tricks

Unread post by GekkoP » Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:25 pm

There is org-calendar-select-mouse, but I'm not sure this is what you're looking for.

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Re: Emacs tips and tricks

Unread post by machinebacon » Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:07 pm

yeah cool, with gpm it does work in TTY. Thanks, it's definitely a good alternative
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Re: Emacs tips and tricks

Unread post by machinebacon » Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:31 pm

Just a note to self...

To print the output of a command directly to the point (equivalent to :r !command), for example here the output of all UUID devices:

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C-u M-! blkid -o export | grep -w "UUID"
Record a keyboard macro

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C-x (
...do your thing
C-x )
...execute the macro 
C-x e
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Re: Emacs tips and tricks

Unread post by franksinistra » Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:06 am

This is specific to spacemacs (actually spacemacs-base)

Since all-the-icons package popularity is rising, and every theme started using it, I'd like to share a way for you to use it on spacemacs. It's relatively easy, as i mentioned in https://github.com/domtronn/spaceline-a ... /issues/31.

1. First, create a new spacemacs layer (you can call it whatever you want, here i named it my-spaceline)
2. Create file packages.el inside the my-spaceline dir.
3. Put this:

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(defconst my-spaceline-packages
  '(all-the-icons
    spaceline ;; optional -- if you use spacemacs (not spacemacs-base)
    all-the-icons-dired
    spaceline-all-the-icons))

(defun my-spaceline/init-all-the-icons ()
;; optional -- add all-the-icons into neotree
    (use-package all-the-icons
      :config (setq neo-theme 'icons)))

(defun my-spaceline/init-spaceline ()
   (use-package spaceline))

(defun my-spaceline/init-all-the-icons-dired ()
;; optional -- add all-the-icons into dired
  (use-package all-the-icons-dired)
  :config (add-hook 'dired-mode-hook 'all-the-icons-dired-mode))

(defun my-spaceline/init-spaceline-all-the-icons ()
    (use-package spaceline-all-the-icons
      :after spaceline
      :init (spaceline-all-the-icons-theme)
      :config (progn
                (spaceline-all-the-icons--setup-git-ahead)
                (setq spaceline-all-the-icons-separator-type 'slant))))
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Re: Emacs tips and tricks

Unread post by kadinparker » Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:18 am

GekkoP wrote:
Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:26 am
I know Emacs sucks horribly when it comes to Java development. Still use it for everything else at work, but yes, it's a shame.

However, Java - unless it's Java 8 - also sucks horribly. Lucky me support for Clojure in Emacs is brilliant through the awesome CIDER.

I recently got fascinated by Scala and found out about ENSIME: https://ensime.github.io/

Image

Here my setup: https://github.com/manuel-uberti/.emacs ... ng.el#L345
Actually I've never had any issues coding java in emacs. Unless you're doing android (in which case you basically have to use android studio), there's a really nice package called jdee. https://github.com/jdee-emacs/jdee. So far it has had everything I've needed for Java. :)

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Re: Emacs tips and tricks

Unread post by GekkoP » Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:49 am

^ Tried that. It's wasn't a smooth experience like CIDER for Clojure or ENSIME for Scala. To be fair though, I probably didn't stick with it as much as the others.

I also tried eclim, but having Eclipse around just to code Java in Emacs didn't feel quite right to me.

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Re: Emacs tips and tricks

Unread post by GekkoP » Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:29 pm

https://github.com/emacscollective/borg

I am giving this a try. Not that there is anything wrong with my current Emacs configuration, but curiosity is an unbearable pain.

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Re: Emacs tips and tricks

Unread post by GekkoP » Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:59 am

^ Eventually, can't be bothered to continue the experiment, sorry.

Meanwhile, an epub reader for Emacs appeared: https://github.com/wasamasa/nov.el

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Re: Emacs tips and tricks

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Re: Emacs tips and tricks

Unread post by franksinistra » Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:02 pm

^ I use parinfer https://github.com/DogLooksGood/parinfer-mode for that, because I'm a lazy person. :)
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Re: Emacs tips and tricks

Unread post by GekkoP » Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:25 pm

^ Interesting, although Smartparens works with non-Lisps too.

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Re: Emacs tips and tricks

Unread post by machinebacon » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:05 am

Any ideas how I can use Evernote to sync my org files? I actually only use two devices to access my *.org files, so Evernote fits the bill: it supports sync between 2 devices in the Free plan, and the upload limit per month is 60MB (we all know that *.org files are just kilobytes in size).

Of course the most logical way would be logging in to Evernote on their web interface, moving the *.org files into a folder, then log onto the second device, sync, and pull the *.org files to the second device. Meh. Not beautiful.

Gekko to the rescue?

(Why not dropbox? Yeah, works perfectly well in countries without THE GREAT FUCKING FIREWALL)
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Re: Emacs tips and tricks

Unread post by franksinistra » Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:53 am

^ How about nextcloud / syncthing? does that work in the great firewall of churros?

I use orgzly and nextcloud on droid phones to sync it with my other devices.
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Re: Emacs tips and tricks

Unread post by GekkoP » Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:03 pm

^ orgzly and nextcloud seem like the most reasonable solutions.

I found these, but never tried them honestly:

- https://github.com/avendael/emacs-geeknote
- https://github.com/pymander/evernote-mode

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Re: Emacs tips and tricks

Unread post by machinebacon » Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:06 am

^ thanks, that's what I found before, too.

^^ sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't. I guess I have to find a CLI client for yun.baidu.com or so :D

Actually, what I love about Evernote is the web clipper and the capturing via camera. If it would just have an org-mode... :D
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Re: Emacs tips and tricks

Unread post by franksinistra » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:25 pm

Olivetti mode for distraction-free writing: https://github.com/rnkn/olivetti
I've had it hooked for org-mode and when i do typing games. :) For example:
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