99essential.el provides better GNU Emacs configuration defaults. It is
intended to be installed system-wide. Copy the file below to
/etc/emacs/site-start.d/99essential.el or equivalent path in your system.
;;; 99essential.el --- Better defaults with minimal intervention ;; Copyright (C) 2017, 2018 Guilherme Gondim <semente.io> ;; Author: Guilherme Gondim ;; URL: https://semente.io/emacs.el ;; Version: 2018-04-28 ;; This file is NOT part of GNU Emacs. ;;; Commentary: ;; 99essential.el provides better GNU Emacs configuration defaults. ;; It is intended to be installed system wide. Copy this file to ;; /etc/emacs/site-start.d/99essential.el or equivalent path in your ;; system: ;; curl -o /etc/emacs/site-start.d/99essential.el https://semente.io/emacs.el ;; This Phil Hagelberg's package might also interest you: ;; <https://github.com/technomancy/better-defaults>. ;;; License: ;; This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or ;; modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as ;; published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the ;; License, or (at your option) any later version. ;; This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but ;; WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of ;; MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU ;; General Public License for more details. ;; You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License ;; along with this program. If not, see <https://www.gnu.org/licenses/>. ;;; Code: (progn ;; WARNING: backups and auto-saving are being disabled system-wide! If you ;; need it set it to non-nil here or in your user's init file. (setq make-backup-files nil auto-save-default nil) (add-hook 'after-init-hook (lambda () (if (or (not make-backup-files) (not auto-save-default)) (message "WARNING: `make-backup-files' and/or \ `auto-save-default' are set to nil")))) ;; On gnome-terminal Emacs is setting the background mode to light even if I'm ;; using a dark one. The fix for this bug will be released together Emacs ;; 26. Until then I will force the dark background mode. (when (not (display-graphic-p)) (setq frame-background-mode 'dark)) (setq apropos-do-all t column-number-mode t completion-show-help nil ediff-window-setup-function 'ediff-setup-windows-plain mouse-yank-at-point t require-final-newline t save-interprogram-paste-before-kill t visible-bell t backup-directory-alist `(("." . ,(concat user-emacs-directory "var/backup/")))) (setq-default indent-tabs-mode nil tab-width 4) (require 'dired-x) (require 'ido) (ido-mode t) (setq ido-enable-flex-matching t) (require 'saveplace) (setq-default save-place t) (require 'uniquify) (setq uniquify-buffer-name-style 'post-forward-angle-brackets uniquify-ignore-buffers-re "^\\*") (show-paren-mode t) (winner-mode t) (menu-bar-mode -1) (if window-system (tool-bar-mode -1)) (global-set-key (kbd "M-/") 'hippie-expand) (global-set-key (kbd "M-\\") 'cycle-spacing) (global-set-key (kbd "C-x C-b") 'bs-show)) ;;; 99essential.el ends here
This Phil Hagelberg’s package might also interest you: https://github.com/technomancy/better-defaults.