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 open such a file with Aquamacs, it’ll look good in Aquamacs. I couldn’t figure out a way to replace these characters with an interactive command, so I aquamacz my personal “cleanup” function replace the characters with true spaces. Then save the options. So on the remote system, edit the. Emacs remembers this, and then converts the contents to a canonical coding system used by Emacs, so the buffer looks good to you. Click on the little oval at the upper-right part of the window. Aquamacs spell-checks your documents with the OS X spell-checker, supporting more than a hundred languages and system-wide user dictionaries.

Go into info mode in Aquamacs, type ‘g’, and when it prompts “Go to node: The next time Aquamacs tries to modify maunal file, Aquamacs will hang with the spinning wheel of death. To see the last characters, use C-h l. I did local-set-key, which was fine.

Nevertheless, the procedure is to first select a theme I chose “Clarity and Beauty”then do M-x color-theme-print. Aquamacs reads and writes files in all Unicode variants.


The Emacs for the Mac

It looks terrible in a proportional font. Aquamacs has per-mode syntax highlighting, so you can set it up so that when you edit a shell script, you get different colors than when you edit a Perl program. This failed with an error, so I kept struggling and finally got it to work. Fonts just work, right from the menu: If you change the file and save it, it’ll still look screwy in Terminal. Later, when the file is written, Emacs converts aquamcas internal representation back to the one it detected when the file was opened.

Aquamacs (Pete’s notes)

You can individually set each mode’s font, but there are some you can’t set. A community around Aquamacs and a larger one around Emacs! The Mac-standard font Lucida Grande is the default for editing text, and the mono-spaced Monaco is used to other modes.

Then save the buffer, and the file mnual look good in Terminal.

Aquamacs: Emacs for Mac OS X

Printing just works the way you expect it to – with a preview and through the normal printing infrastructure. That way, emacs on Linux machines uses the same initialization that Aquamacs uses on my Macs.

A work-around is to modify the config of the smbd server. Other, smaller, packages provide support for a range of msnual languages and other formalisms.

When you try to open a remote file with C-x C-f, the “ido” package will get in the way, so type another C-f to make it drop back to a normal find-file. These fonts are nicely rendered with antialiasing. I tried to set the default by following theses instructions in the Aquamacs FAQ:. When you’re messing with keyboards, you sometimes want to see what character Emacs sees when you hit a given key. A faster way is to use the face-list. Gtypist is a program to help aquamcas learn to type.


Aquamacs loads these files at startup, if they exist, in this order bold ones exist in my environment, others don’t: Please see the CVS for the collection of patches and additional source-files.

You can use it manually, or turn on autofit-frames-flag. Aquamacs remembers where your windows frames are. If you select ‘? Click Save for Future Sessions and Finish. Later, use “ssho” as usual to add the identity back. When you try C-x C-eit’ll error out with the message aqusmacs connected”.

There is a documented way to make our own theme, but it fails for me – the resulting file which I named “Petes-color-theme” causes errors in Aquamacs. It’s a distribution that comes with the latest goodies pre-installed so you can simply use them and get on with your life. If I want to bind that to a key some day, the key should be C-c C-v.