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Install Emacs from source on MAC OS X

April 29th, 2011 1 comment

How to install Emacs from source?

You will need Xcode tools to perform this operation.

MacBook-Pro: mkdir src
MacBook-Pro: cd src
MacBook-Pro: cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@cvs.sv.gnu.org:/sources/emacs co emacs
MacBook-Pro: cd emacs
MacBook-Pro: ./configure --with-ns --with-jpeg=no --with-gif=no --with-tiff=no
MacBook-Pro: make bootstrap
MacBook-Pro: make
MacBook-Pro: make install
MacBook-Pro: sudo cp -r nextstep/Emacs.app /Applications/Emacs.app

if you would like to use it in terminal

MacBook-Pro: cd src
MacBook-Pro: make
MacBook-Pro: cp emacs /usr/bin/emacs
MacBook-Pro: emacs --version
GNU Emacs 23.1.90.1
Copyright (C) 2009 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
GNU Emacs comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
You may redistribute copies of Emacs
under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
For more information about these matters, see the file named COPYING
MacBook-Pro: emacs -nw
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Hidden files

October 10th, 2010 No comments

open a terminal and run the following to show hidden files

MacBook-Pro: defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles true
MacBook-Pro: killall Finder

to hide them run the following

MacBook-Pro: defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles false
MacBook-Pro: killall Finder
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MAC OS X filling up free space

October 10th, 2010 1 comment

I have my MacBookPro for 1 year now, and recently I had to often the message that my MAC OS X HDD is running out of space, and effectively finder said ZeroKB, df -h 0 available. As I was installing quite a lot of apps for test during the last year, I have decided to reinstall snow leopard.
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