Re: .emacs startup file
When I start up emacs, word wrap is not turned on. If I write into the
*scratch* buffer, it doesn't word wrap. If I check the help/options
menu at the top of the window, auto-fill word wrap in text modes is
However, if I do M-x eval-current-buffer then it turns on wordwrap in
the help/options 'auto-fill word wrap in text modes' box. So.. my
assumption is that emacs somehow isn't reading the .emacs startup file
correctly. However, I am using emacs as an email editor with post.el
and that may be influencing the behavior somehow. Attached is the
whole .emacs text file.
On Mon, Aug 21, 2000 at 04:39:21PM -0600 16, Gary Hennigan <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > wrap turned on. I have the following lines in my .emacs file:
> > :;;Emacs configuration file
> > (setq initial-major-mode 'text-mode)
> > (add-hook 'text-mode-hook 'turn-on-auto-fill)
> > (custom-set-variables
> > '(make-backup-files nil))
> > (custom-set-faces)
> > Should do what it takes right? but, it's not working. Any suggestions?
> What exactly IS happening? Does the scratch buffer still come up in
> "Lisp Interaction" mode? Is it in auto-fill minor mode?
> I assume you're using GNU Emacs and not XEmacs? Certainly I've used a
> slight variation of what you have above in XEmacs and it works
> perfectly. Here's mine:
> (setq initial-major-mode 'text-mode)
> (setq text-mode-hook
> '(lambda ()
:;;Emacs configuration file
(setq initial-major-mode 'text-mode)
(add-hook 'text-mode-hook 'turn-on-auto-fill)
;; ;;; Email
(defadvice server-process-filter (after post-mode-message first activate)
"If the buffer is in post mode, overwrite the server-edit
message with a post-save-current-buffer-and-exit message."
(if (eq major-mode 'post-mode)
(substitute-command-keys "Type \\[describe-mode] for help composing; \\[post-save-current-buffer-and-exit] when done."))))
; This is also needed to see the magic message. Set to a higher
; number if you have a faster computer or read slower than me.
; (setq server-temp-file-regexp "mutt-")
(cond ((string-match "Post" mode-name)