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Re: Running .emacs style commands within emacs

From: Tim X
Subject: Re: Running .emacs style commands within emacs
Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 18:58:21 +1000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

"Ben Forbes" <address@hidden> writes:

> Actually what I meant was, I want to run lisp forms from within emacs. Eg,
> (global-set-key "\C-\M-z" 'delete-whole-line). There must be a Lisp engine
> running within Emacs that interprets this form when it is in the .emacs init
> file. Can I send lisp forms to this engine at any given time during an Emacs
> session? I know global-set-key can be run from M-x but it's interactive, I'd
> like to be able to enter the above form manually.

This is what I use the scratch buffer for. 

enter the elisp form you want to evaluate. Put the cursor at the end
and hit C-x C-e. There are many other commands that will do similar
things, but that will get you started. 


tcross (at) rapttech dot com dot au

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