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emacs --batch -Q -no-site-file -eval '(byte-compile-file "my-file.el")'
HOME=/home/sachin/another-emacs-home emacs
emacs -q
emacs -nw
function emon { emacs "$1" --eval '(auto-revert-tail-mode)' --eval '(setq buffer-read-only t)' --eval '(goto-char (point-max))' }
2012-11-21 17:24:27
User: wytten12
Functions: emacs
Tags: bash emacs

Monitoring a log file with 'tail -f' is handy, but for emacs users monitoring the file with emacs is even better, because you can use all your familiar key bindings for copying regions, etc.

find -iname \*.[ch] -exec emacs -nw -q {} --eval "(progn (mark-whole-buffer) (indent-region (point-min) (point-max) nil) (save-buffer))" --kill \;
2010-09-10 12:24:58
User: ioggstream
Functions: emacs find

use -iname \*[.ch] instead of -iname \*.c -o -iname \*.h

find . -iname \*.c -or -iname \*.h -exec emacs -nw -q {} --eval "(progn (mark-whole-buffer) (indent-region (point-min) (point-max) nil) (save-buffer))" --kill \;
2010-09-10 05:07:11
User: zev
Functions: emacs find

Use find's exec and reduce the need for multiple evals with a progn wrapper.

lst=`find . -iname \*.c -or -iname \*.h`; for i in $lst; do emacs -nw -q $i --eval "(mark-whole-buffer)" --eval "(indent-region (point-min) (point-max) nil)" --eval "(save-buffer)" --kill; done
2010-09-09 22:02:54
User: JollyJumper
Functions: emacs

indenting all the files at a time, if the file has local variable for indentation style its even better.

This one liner is not pretty but it does the job.

emacs <ESC+x> doctor
emacs +400 code.py
2009-03-03 14:30:19
User: prayer
Functions: emacs
Tags: emacs

You may also use +line:column syntax.