Here is a dump of my emacs config file. That may be useful for some emacs users who begin.
If you doesn’t want to have your_filename.txt~ files with a tilde at the end (this is a default backup file), add this
; I don't want to have backup files everywhere with filename~ name (setq backup-inhibited t) (setq auto-save-default nil)
To have parenthesis highlighting on match, which is very useful, you will need this
; show match parenthesis (show-paren-mode 1)
I really like this one. It will save the cursor position in every file you edit. When you edit it again, you start exactly where you leaved the last time.
; keep the position of the cursor after editing (setq save-place-file "~/.emacs.d/saveplace") (setq-default save-place t) (require 'saveplace)`
If you write in utf–8 (which is very common now) you should add this.
; utf8 (prefer-coding-system 'utf-8)
Emacs modes are used depending on the extension of a file. Sometime you need to edit files with a custom extension but you want to use a mode for it. So, you just need to add some line like this to get your mode automatically when you load the file.
; associate extension - mode (add-to-list 'auto-mode-alist '("\\.md\\'" . markdown-mode)) (add-to-list 'auto-mode-alist '("\\.tpl$" . html-mode))
My Org-mode part in the config file
(require 'org) (define-key global-map "\C-ca" 'org-agenda) (setq org-log-done t) (setq org-agenda-files (list "~/Org/work.org" "~/Org/home.org"))
Stop mixing tabs and space when indenting
(setq indent-tabs-mode nil)