Since Emacs 25.1 package.el tracks which packages I installed manually. The reasons are outlined in a much better way than I could do this in this article.
That’s nice and dandy, but whenever I try out a package my custom file changes, because “
packages-selected-packages” changes and is unfortunately written there.
For some time, I used smart-mode-line. And then powerline. And than, for just some hours, I tried spaceline, because powerline was a tad to unwieldy for me. After all those experiments with fancy mode-lines I wondered “What don’t I just customization the built-in mode-line to my need, it can’t be hard!”
I’m reading several linux-kernel related mailing lists. They are full of proposed patches. And from time to time a few of them look interesting. So I wanted to have an easy (and fast) solution of exporting those patches: with a keystroke, and without the need of specifying patch names. Format of a patch email If you ever contributed a patch to Linux, you’d know that your patch must follow some formatting rules, or it might be ignored.
Many people keep their Emacs config in and org-mode file because it’s
easier to manage.
However, we need to extract the Elisp parts out of the org file and
evaluate them somehow. org-mode has a built-in command for this:
(org-babel-load-file "config.org"). However, this is an org-mode
command, and org-mode is huge. So your init.el needs to load a good
amount of org-mode just to get the elisp out of it.
But to be able to do this you’d
need to load a good amount of the org-mode file.
I wanted to have something better. Something that is flexible and
gives me a quicker startup time.
Here I define my own hello screen for notmuch. However, I didn’t like it’s original
“hello” screen not that much. So I wrote something to replace it.
When you run
the static web-site generator Hugo creates a local
server that you can use to fine-tune your pages. Hugo sits and watches
your content and layout directory for any changes. Whenever a file changes,
it re-renders the pages and even tells your browser to live-relead the pages.
Except that it doesn’t work with Emacs. But there’s a cure.
I use the static web-site generator Hugo to create my home page. I
also use Emacs as my main editor. Hugo is good with Markdown. Emacs is
good at Markdown, too. But much better with Org-Mode.
If you want …
- export one
.org file as one web page, look at Giles Paterson
- export just a subtree of an org-file (e.g. from your org-based Emacs
configuration), then look here.