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;; .emacs ;;
;; Author: Pavel Penev ;;
;; Licence: MIT ;;
;; This file describes a basic Emacs setup. Feel free to modify it to
;; your liking.
;; Section I: Generic settings ;;
;; The following 3 lines disable unnecessary GUI elements, in this case the
;; menu bar, the tool bar and the scroll bar. If you wish, you can comment out
;; the menu-bar and keep it, but eventually I recommend you disable it.
(if (fboundp 'menu-bar-mode) (menu-bar-mode -1))
(if (fboundp 'tool-bar-mode) (tool-bar-mode -1))
(if (fboundp 'scroll-bar-mode) (scroll-bar-mode -1))
;; Sometimes the mini-buffer becomes multi-line, and it can be a bit annoying as
;; you type in it. This makes it stay one line.
(setq resize-mini-windows nil)
;; We don't need the Emacs splash screen. You can keep it on if you're into
;; that sort of thing
(setq inhibit-splash-screen t)
;;; global-linum-mode adds line numbers to all open windows, In my opinion
;;; there is no reason not to have this enabled.
;;; Emacs comes with a built-in text based browser. Since I use the browse-url
;;; function most often to browse documentation, I've set it to eww, the Emacs
;;; Web Browser. It works well for that purpose. If you would prefer to use a
;;; graphical browser, you can change this line.
(setq browse-url-browser-function 'eww-browse-url)
;;; I prefer to make the default font slightly smaller.
(set-face-attribute 'default nil :height 90)
;; Show matching parentecies globaly.
(show-paren-mode 1)
;; Use UTF-8 by default
(set-language-environment "UTF-8")
;; Don't ring the bell. It saves some annoyance
(setq ring-bell-function 'ignore)
;; If you're one of the heathens who prefers tabs over spaces, you should
;; remove the following line. It makes indentation use spaces.
(setq-default indent-tabs-mode nil)
;;; A simple backup setup. Makes sure I don't foo~ and files in
;;; directories with files you edit.
backup-by-copying t ; don't clobber symlinks-
'(("." . "~/.saves")) ; don't litter my fs tree
`((".*" ,temporary-file-directory t))
delete-old-versions t
kept-new-versions 6
kept-old-versions 2
version-control t) ; use versioned backups
;; Set up emacs server. This allows you to run emacs in the background and
;; connect to it with emacs client. It reduces startup time significantly. If
;; the server is not running, it starts it.
(load "server")
(unless (server-running-p)
;;; ido-mode, or Interactively DO mode, adds lots of improvements when working
;;; with buffers of files. You can read more about it at:
(require 'ido)
(ido-mode t)
;; Section II: Packages ;;
;; Elpa, the default package repository for emacs is fairly conservative, so
;; we'll add the melpa and marbaraie repositories
(require 'package)
(add-to-list 'package-archives
'("marmalade" . ""))
(add-to-list 'package-archives
'("melpa" . "") t)
;; You can install packages by typing M-x package-install <package-name>. I
;; recomend you install the following packages: smex, which adds an improved
;; version of M-x. I highly recomend this. You can read more about smex at:
;; Another ofthen used mode is magit, which is an interface to git, allowing
;; you to manage your repos through emacs. You can read more about it at:
;; It is one of the most useful modes available for emacs
;; Section III: Global Key Bindings ;;
;; By default C-x o is bound to 'other window, but I find I use it much more
;; ofther than open-line, which is bound to C-o, so I swap their definitions
(global-set-key (kbd "C-o") 'other-window)
(global-set-key (kbd "C-x o") 'open-line)
;; M-0..3 are bound to 'digit-argument. To be used with C-u. I don't use them
;; ofthen, so I prefer to rebind them to the window commands, since M-1 is
;; easyer to type than C-x 1.
(global-set-key (kbd "M-1") 'delete-other-windows)
(global-set-key (kbd "M-2") 'split-window-vertically)
(global-set-key (kbd "M-3") 'split-window-horizontally)
(global-set-key (kbd "M-0") 'delete-window)
;; Set the enter key to newline-and-indent which inserts a new line and then
;; indents according to the major mode. This is very convenient.
(global-set-key (kbd "<RET>") 'newline-and-indent)
;; If you have installed smex with M-x package-install smex, you can uncomment
;; the following lines. To activate it without restarting Emacs select the
;; lines and type M-x eval-region:
;; (require 'smex)
;; (global-set-key (kbd "M-x") 'smex)
;; (global-set-key (kbd "M-X") 'smex-major-mode-commands)
;; (global-set-key (kbd "C-c C-c M-x") 'execute-extended-command)
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