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Re: File mode specification error?


From: Joel J. Adamson
Subject: Re: File mode specification error?
Date: Mon, 04 Jun 2007 15:11:44 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1 (gnu/linux)

troelskn <address@hidden> writes:

> (newbie-warning)
>
> I just installed emacs 22 on windows. If I open up a *.el file, there
> is no font-lock, and I get the following error message:
>
> File mode specification error: (wrong-type-argument stringp ("\\.dz\
> \'" nil jka-compr))
>
> Anyone have an idea about, what that is?


That's a regular expression my friend, the way emacs identifies file
types (in this case).  Read the friendly manual on Emacs/POSIX regular
expression syntax under "M-x info" (this takes you into info mode,
then you can read the Emacs manual, a chapter of which is dedicated to
regular expressions).

As annoying as the message is, you can enable font-lock by typing "M-x
font-lock-mode RET" or putting 

;; Global font-lock mode
(global-font-lock-mode 1)
 
into your .emacs file.  This enables font lock by default for every
buffer.  I love it.  Every buffer comes up all colorful...

By your newbie warning, do you mean you're new to Emacs, or new to
Emacs 22?



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Joel J. Adamson
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Pediatric Psychopharmacology Research Unit
Massachusetts General Hospital
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