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Re: Changing emacs syntax highlighting options?


From: Ibrahim Awwal
Subject: Re: Changing emacs syntax highlighting options?
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2008 18:07:26 -0700 (PDT)
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On Aug 30, 4:15 pm, "Lennart Borgman (gmail)"
<address@hidden> wrote:
> Ibrahim Awwal wrote:
> > Hi, I'm completely new to emacs. I'm using it for a computer science
> > at UC Berkeley, either through PuTTY or Xming. When using Xming I get
> > the X version of emacs, which has the options menu and allows me to
> > specify syntax highlighting and parenthesis matching. However, for the
> > command line version over PuTTY I can't seem to do that. I see the
> > same menus at the top but I don't know how to get to them. I've read
> > the tutorial but maybe I missed something? Can someone help me enable
> > parenthesis matching? It's a lot faster using PuTTY than Xming and I
> > don't need the graphical emacs, but programming Scheme is a pain
> > without parenthesis matching. Thanks for the help.
>
> Do you mean show-paren-mode?

Do you mean this? http://www.emacswiki.org/cgi-bin/wiki/ShowParenMode
This is the contents of my .emacs file:
(load-file "~$MASTER/adm/class.emacs")
(custom-set-variables
  ;; custom-set-variables was added by Custom -- don't edit or cut/
paste it!
  ;; Your init file should contain only one such instance.
 '(case-fold-search t)
 '(current-language-environment "ASCII")
 '(global-font-lock-mode t nil (font-lock))
 '(show-paren-mode t nil (paren)))
(custom-set-faces
  ;; custom-set-faces was added by Custom -- don't edit or cut/paste
it!
  ;; Your init file should contain only one such instance.
 '(menu ((((type x-toolkit)) (:width normal :family "Courier")))))

One other question, when I am running emacs and I have two buffers
open together (editing on top and scheme on the bottom) in the X
version I can click on the top half to get back to my editing window,
but with the command line version I can't. I've been resorting to c-x
1 c-x b to switch back to the editing buffer but I'm sure there's a
better way. Sorry for my noobishness, I have about two days worth of
emacs experience.


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