Aquamacs is an Emacs for Mac OS X that will feel mostly like an Aqua program – while still being a real GNU Emacs with all the ergonomy and extensibility. Aquamacs Emacs Manual August 6, Contents 1 Aquamacs Emacs: a User- friendly E. Tips and Tricks in this Aquamacs Sub-Wiki; Suggestions and ideas Aquamacs comes with a nice manual (easy to access via the Apple Help.

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If you want to experiment with Lisp programming, you’ll probably want to open a lisp file like init. Then use “aquamacs” to start it. Look it up with C-H V and follow the “customize” link. That’s fine if you want to edit the manual, but to process it into anything, you need to have LaTeX.

If the remote system prompts aquamaxs a one-time-password, as nagman does, you’re screwed. When you do this in Aquamacs the first time, Aquamacs will display a message in the minibuffer suggesting that you install an enhanced Lisp-mode named SLIME. Then I downloaded the full Aquamafs source with this command: To set a color theme a set of colors for the foregrounds of all the types of text that Emacs displays: When I run cisl-irving: This is where I put stuff that I want in both Aquamacs and in regular emacs on Linux hosts.

A community around Aquamacs and a larger one around Emacs! That means that you can have customized designs for different types of files you’re editing.

Aquamacs: Emacs for Mac OS X

Clipboard operations interoperate with other Mac apps. Then you have to deal with getting tidy to do what you want. Here are some features that Aquamacs has to offer on top of all the advantages that come with Emacs:. That way, emacs on Linux machines uses the same initialization that Aquamacs uses on my Macs. See Vagmi’s blog about it. Emacs remembers this, and then converts the contents to a canonical coding system used by Emacs, so the buffer looks good to you. It looks terrible in a proportional font.


Aquamacs (Pete’s notes)

You can use it manually, or turn on autofit-frames-flag. Finally, Aquamacs makes use of the capabilities of windows on modern graphical user interfaces. The next time Aquamacs tries to modify the file, Aquamacs will hang with the spinning wheel of death. Click Save for Future Sessions and Finish.

TRAMP needs to recognize shell prompts on the remote system, which means I need to set the Emacs variable named shell-prompt-pattern. To change the coding system, use C-x RET f or set-buffer-file-coding-system and set it to “unix”.

The lock files will remain after an editing session. There is zquamacs documented way to make our own theme, but it fails for me – the qauamacs file which I named “Petes-color-theme” causes errors in Aquamacs. Like the little window that pops up when you run ediff. Your donations keep this project alive. Trouble is, it didn’t work. When you’re messing with keyboards, you sometimes want to see what character Emacs sees aquzmacs you hit a given key. To set the default font for all buffers, do M-x customize-face and type in default.

Fonts just work, right from the menu: When you use “Save As” in Apple Mail. This happened because you don’t have an external Lisp installed – it tried “lisp” and failed. Manuql the file and change all occurrences of “my-color-theme” to “Petes-color-theme”. Figure out how to do it in the. Aquamacs is compatible with GNU Emacs. For example, you can easily distinguish LaTeX files on the screen by their beige background color, or use variable-width proportional fonts for text modes only, but stick to fixed width, monospaced fonts for editing code.

Aquamacs gives you all the standard Mac shortcuts like Apple-S, Apple-C, Apple-V – everything that you’re used to in addition aquuamacs the fast, traditional Emacs key bindings. I just want to evaluate little snippets of Lisp code. It’s a distribution that comes with the latest goodies pre-installed so you can simply use them and get on with your life. Aquamacs reads auamacs writes files in all Unicode variants.


I have to disable my ssh key to cause the remote system to prompt for a password. For example, when you use ZTerm and capture a switch console session, Manusl writes a file with just CRs at the end of each line. Aquamacs spell-checks your documents with the OS X spell-checker, supporting more than a hundred languages and system-wide user dictionaries.

If you were using multiple displays, and had windows spread around, and now aqhamacs only have one display, Aquamacs gets confused.

Click on the little oval at the upper-right part of the window. Later, when the file is written, Emacs converts its internal representation back to the one msnual detected when the file was opened.

Nevertheless, the procedure is to first select a theme I chose “Clarity and Beauty”then do M-x color-theme-print.

On the remote system, I have to disable color highlighting in the “ls” command. Sometimes you’ll want to explicitly change the coding style that Emacs uses when mmanual a file. Aquamacs has a standard Mac menu with entries where you would expect them, and recently used files are available from the File menu.

When I did this, Maanual got an error, and Aquamacs was henceforth broken. You can use info mode to read an info file that isn’t installed in the standard place.

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