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Re: [bug-recutils] LinuxMint 17.1 Mate - old version rec-mode

From: Charles Millar
Subject: Re: [bug-recutils] LinuxMint 17.1 Mate - old version rec-mode
Date: Fri, 08 May 2015 21:17:51 -0400
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On 05/07/2015 10:43 PM, Jose E. Marchesi wrote:
     With the LinuxMint rec-mode.el version, in my .emacs file I had to add
     (setq rec-open-mode 'edit) to my rec-mode setup; otherwise only
     navigation is allowed, i.e. no editing  a .rec file.

     In both rec-mode.el versions the default defcustom rec-open-mode is

Looks like a bug.

Try with rec-mode.el from

I mv'ed the LinuxMint version of rec-mode.el to rec-mode.el.orig I copied the above savannah rec-mode into my site-lisp. Also commented out the (setq rec-open-mode 'edit) in my .emacs
Opened emacs, and TestRecord.rec which opened in navigation (not edit);
Switched to terminal, then emacs -Q, loaded rec-mode.el and then opened TestRecord.rec which opened in Fundamental mode; M-x rec-mode and TestRecored was still in navigation mode.

Also, the same or a related bug - any .rec file I open is in Narrow mode as well as navigation mode.

I uncomment (setq rec-open-mode 'edit) and saved the .emacs, closed and reopened. My .rec files opened in edit mode and are widened.

The above is for LinuxMint 17.1 Mate, Emacs 24.3.1.

Charlie Millar

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