Title : Simple emacs config
Author: Solène
Date  : 02 May 2016
Tags  : emacs cheatsheet

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)