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
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)
If you write in utf-8 (which is very common now) you should add this.
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
(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)