Emacs Tips 1
In this post I will be sharing my personal hacks on how I use Emacs for my day-to-day stuff.
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This command deletes a region if one is active, or deletes the character underneath the cursor.
(defun delete-char-or-region (&optional arg) (interactive "p") (if (region-active-p) (delete-region (region-beginning) (region-end)) (if (fboundp 'sp-delete-char) (sp-delete-char arg) (delete-forward-char arg))))
I use this command frequently, and I use it from typesetting LaTeX documents, compiling Scribble documents, compiling code, and just about anything that I can use make with.
(defun compile-file () (interactive) (compile "make -k"))
I want to have a command that explicitly saves the input ring of Geiser:
(defun geiser-save () (interactive) (geiser-repl--write-input-ring))
I also have the following, because I want to align the
λ symbol nicely.
(defun my-scheme-mode-hook () (put 'λ 'scheme-indent-function 1)) (add-hook 'scheme-mode-hook 'my-scheme-mode-hook)
This snippet ensures that the Emacs server, the one that
emacsclient connects to:
(require 'server) (unless (server-running-p) (server-start))
Alternatively, you may run Emacs in daemon mode from the command-line:
$ emacs --daemon
I want a way to kill the current buffer, without being asked what buffer to kill. I will only get prompted if the current has been modified.
(defun kill-current-buffer () (interactive) (kill-buffer (current-buffer)))
There have been plenty of times in the past when I needed a function that just marks a line. What I have is below. Executing it multiple times, marks multiple lines.
(defun mark-line (&optional arg) (interactive "p") (if (not mark-active) (progn (beginning-of-line) (push-mark) (setq mark-active t))) (forward-line arg))
The key bindings for the commands above, are listed below:
(bind-keys :map global-map ("<delete>" . delete-char-or-region) ("C-x C-k" . kill-current-buffer) ("C-x c" . compile-file) ("M-z" . mark-line)) (bind-keys :map scheme-mode-map ("C-c <tab>" . completion-at-point))
I hope you’ll be able to find use of any of them. The rest of the configuration can be found here.