Tomer (2009-01-26 07:45 -0800) wrote:
> I'm trying to get emacs (22.2.1, fedora) to show whitespaces (space,
> tab, eol). I've followed the instructions - several times, I must say
> - here:
> But I still can't get emacs to display those characters.
> Does anybody know of a problem with this feature?
Here it works nicely with this general form of configuring external
1. Put the file to some directory where you want to keep your local
elisp extensions. It can be anywhere but in this example I'll use
the location ~/my-lisp/whitespace.el
2. Add the directory to "load-path" variable. That is, put this line in
your ~/.emacs file:
(add-to-list 'load-path "~/my-lisp")
3. Add autoload definitions to your ~/.emacs file:
(autoload 'whitespace-mode "whitespace"
"Toggle whitespace visualization." t)
(autoload 'whitespace-toggle-options "whitespace"
"Toggle local `whitespace-mode' options." t)
After evaluating the previous elisp expressions (or after restarting
Emacs) you have the new mode ready to use: "M-x whitespace-mode".
This mode is distributed with Emacs 23 so when/if you later upgrade your
Emacs you can just forget about all these.