My emacs settings
An ever-changing set of emacs settings. Micro-optimizations are super fun. These are used in the Emacs Rocks screencasts. You can also see some thoughts behind the settings on my What the .emacs.d!?-blog.
To grab all the dependencies:
git clone --recursive git://github.com/magnars/.emacs.d.git
The first time you start emacs, it will install some additional packages that are best handled by the package manager.
Install emacs on mac
I use Cocoa Emacs, installed like this:
brew install emacs --cocoa
To open it with Alfred or Quicksilver, you have to copy
/Applications instead of the symlink that brew places there.
Tips for using these emacs settings
If you want to use my settings straight out of the box, here are some things to note:
I recommend starting with a blank emacs + Technomancy's better-defaults package, and then dig through this repo for useful nuggets, instead of forking it directly.
The key bindings are optimized for a norwegian keyboard layout.
Start by reading up on all the cool stuff in key-bindings.el.
You quit emacs with
C-x r q, mnemonic Really Quit.
Find file in project with
C-x o, in dir with
C-x C-f, recent with
Add your user- and project-specific stuff in .emacs.d/users/[machine name]/*.el
C-his rebound to backspace, like in the shell. Get help on
C-.(autocomplete entire lines with
expand-region is your friend. Find its bound key by doing
F1 f er/expand-region
C-_and redo with
M-_. Watch the undo-tree with
Quickly jump anywhere in the buffer with
C-øthen the starting letter of a word.
Indent and clean up white space in the entire buffer with
On a mac, the Meta key
Mis bound to Command.
I recommend rebinding Caps Lock to Ctrl and use that instead of the often badly placed Ctrl-key.
Survival guide for the first week of emacs
When you start using emacs for the first time, your habits fight you every inch of the way. Your fingers long for the good old familiar keybindings. Here's an overview of the most commonly used shortcuts to get you through this pain:
CShorthand for the ctrl-key
MShorthand for the meta-key (bound to cmd on my mac settings)
SShorthand for the shift-key
C-x C-fOpen a file. Starts in the current directory
C-x fOpen a recently visited file
C-x oOpen a file in the current project (based on .git ++)
C-x C-sSave this file
C-x C-wSave as ...
C-x C-jJump to this files' current directory
C-x bSwitch to another open file (buffer)
C-x C-bList all open files (buffers)
Cut copy and paste
C-spaceStart marking stuff. C-g to cancel.
C-wCut (aka kill)
C-kCut till end of line
C-yPaste (aka yank)
M-yCycle last paste through previous kills
C-x C-yChoose what to paste from previous kills
C-@Mark stuff quickly. Press multiple times
C-gQuit out of whatever mess you've gotten yourself into
M-xRun a command by name
C-x uShow the undo-tree
C-x mOpen magit. It's a magical git interface for emacs
C-arrowMove past words/paragraphs
C-aGo to start of line
C-eGo to end of line
M-g M-gGo to line number
C-x C-iGo to symbol
C-sSearch forward. Press
C-sagain to go further.
C-rSearch backward. Press
C-ragain to go further.
C-x 0Close this window
C-x 1Close other windows
C-x 2Split window horizontally
C-x 3Split window vertically
S-arrowJump to window to the left/right/up/down
F1 tBasic tutorial
F1 kHelp for a keybinding
F1 rEmacs' extensive documentation