emacs.d

My Emacs configuration files

+STARTUP: showall

  • My Emacs configuration

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I have developed a set of configuration files that allow me to efficiently carry out my daily work in Emacs. This repository contains these configuration files in the hope that they will be useful to others.

  • Repository structure

The Emacs initialisation file, =init.el=, is located in the root of this repository. It loads several other configuration files contained in the =elisp= folder. As an example, =elisp/mu4e-config.el= contains my [[http://www.djcbsoftware.nl/code/mu/mu4e.html][mu4e]] (email client) configuration.

  • Configuration highlights

The configuration files are used to:

Comprehensive Emacs configurations usually take a bit of time to load. To address this, I launch Emacs as a /daemon/ on system startup, and every time I need to use Emacs I launch it as a /client/. In this way, the configuration only needs to be loaded once during system startup.

To launch Emacs as a daemon execute:

+BEGIN_SRC bash

emacs --daemon

+END_SRC

In addition, I use a function =e= to launch Emacs as a client:

+BEGIN_SRC bash

function e { emacsclient -c -a emacs "[email protected]" > /dev/null 2>&1 & disown }

+END_SRC

Now, to open a file with Emacs you simply run:

+BEGIN_SRC bash

e

+END_SRC

  • Testing the configuration

I use [[https://travis-ci.org/][Travis CI]] to test that the configuration works with the most recent versions of Emacs. Specifically, I check that it loads with Emacs 24.5, 25.1 and bleeding edge snapshots. The approach that I take to testing that the configuration loads successfully is inspired by that of [[https://github.com/purcell/emacs.d][Steve Purcell]].

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