My Emacs config, and other editor settings
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* Macoy's Emacs Configs
~dotEmacs.el~ is meant to become \~/.emacs once installed. Open it for the latest instructions (below may be out of date; it's included here to give you an idea what you'll have to do).
Note that I recommend you cherry pick features you want instead of trying to use the entire config. This is better because you'll know all the features available to you.
** Setup
Setting this up isn't very convenient yet, unfortunately.
Note that [[packages.el]] will auto-install several packages which this config requires.
1. Copy the contents of ~dotEmacs.el~ to =~/.emacs=
2. Set the ~user-init-dir~ in your .emacs to the directory of this This will load my config files straight from this repository.
3. Add ~macoyCopy~, ~macoyCut~, and ~macoyPaste~ to ~mc/cmds-to-run-once~ and restart Emacs
4. For ~magit~ on Windows, [[][fix credentials for server folder]] (may not be necessary, only do if you get errors using ~magit~):
5. [[][Setup ~magit~ credentials]] (unnecessary if you have SSL support):
6. If you want to use codesearch (fancy ultra fast indexed code searching), get the [[][updated branch]], or use the [[][old Google branch]] (missing index-time filtering features)
...then set ~codesearch-csearch-exe~ and ~codesearch-cindex-exe~ to their respective executable locations
Search for codesearch in this file to adjust indexing settings
7. Look over the *Customization* section for getting everything working properly per-machine.
** Customization
Emacs shines in its ease of customization. Get used to tweaking settings and building new features. It's one of the pleasures of working with Emacs: making the perfect setup.
This config is meant only as a starting place. You should tear it to pieces and make it your own, or only refer to pieces of it while building up your own config.
If you take the whole config, you'll need to do a decent amount of setup work to get all features working properly. I can attest that it's well worth it once everything has been configured, so stick to it!
*** "This machine only" config
To facilitate different settings per machine (e.g. your home config and work config differences), there's a simple mechanism:
#+BEGIN_SRC lisp
;; Stuff unique to certain machines (mine here for reference)
(when (or (string-equal (user-login-name) "macoy")
(string-equal (user-login-name) "mmadson"))
(load-file "~/.emacs-this-machine-only.el"))
Change those ~string-equal~ comparisons to your machine(s) name(s). Multiple are there in case you have a home/work machine.
Create that =~/.emacs-this-machine-only.el= file and put your per-machine settings in it.
*** Build Systems
Look at [[build-systems.el]] ~build-universal-jam~ for an example build system:
#+BEGIN_SRC lisp
(defun build-universal-jam-clean ()
"Build using jam (select directory first)"
(message "Jam clean")
(let ((default-directory (read-directory-name "Directory: ")))
"jam clean")))
;; Build system manager - select from multiple different compilation commands
;; Note that names need to be unique (they should be anyways)
(setq macoy-build-system-list (list
'("Jam (current directory)" build-universal-jam)
'("Jam Clean (current directory)" build-universal-jam-clean)))
Simply override ~macoy-build-system-list~ with your own custom build systems.
Use ~F7~ to build. ~S-F7~ allows you to decide what happens when you hit ~F7~ (it will build right after selection as well).
*** Ignored Files
For ~C-p~ (projectile), you may want to filter out some files/directories:
#+BEGIN_SRC lisp
(setq projectile-globally-ignored-files
(append '("*_ast.*") ;; This syntax might not be right
(setq projectile-globally-ignored-directories
(append '("AutoGen"
(You'll need to run ~projectile-invalidate-cache~ to see the changes after evaluating).
*** Keybinds
Many keybinds are set in [[keybinds.el]]. It's not exhaustive (things are set in other files too), but it's worth looking at.
*** Org
Set up your org stuff (multiple provided for reference):
#+BEGIN_SRC lisp
;; My org files
(setq macoy-org-dir nil)
(when (string-equal (user-login-name) "macoy")
(setq macoy-org-dir "~/Dropbox/Org/")
(setq org-agenda-files (list (concat macoy-org-dir "")
(concat macoy-org-dir ""))))
(when (string-equal (user-login-name) "mmadson")
(setq macoy-org-dir "C:/Users/mmadson/Dropbox/Org/")
(setq org-agenda-files (list (concat macoy-org-dir "")
(concat macoy-org-dir ""))))
~macoy-org-dir~ makes quick org opening possible via ~M-p~.
**** Org-jira
If you want to use ~org-jira~, set your company's JIRA url:
#+BEGIN_SRC lisp
(setq jiralib-url "http://jira:8080")
*** Search
The search functionality (e.g. provided by ~C-e~ and ~C-S-f~) is extensive and a bit complicated. I made it to handle searching rather large collections of text quickly (we're talking tens of gigabytes, full text search).
You should open [[search.el]] and read through it. Many directories, regex filters, and index locations should be customized to fit your project.
The tool you should use most often is ~codesearch~, which is a very fast index-based search tool. ~ag~ serves as the general purpose, non-index-based but better than grep search tool.
~C-e~ serves as a quick menu to searching using any of the techniques I've added. You should add your own techniques if you e.g. have multiple separate ~codesearch~ directories.
*** Source Control
In general, you should use ~vc-~ prefixed commands or ~magit~ for handling source control, but I've provided some TortoiseSVN commands in [[source-control.el]]. You'll need to tweak them for your repository (assuming you want to).
*** Tags and Autocompletion
Like searching, tag navigation (e.g. Go To Definition-like functionality) and autocompletion is extensive and complicated.
You should open [[tags-and-autocompletion.el]] and read through it, making sure your executable paths and project paths are set.
- TODO: I need to make this more convenient for multiple projects...