Emacs: Show Cursor Column Position

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Show Cursor Column Number

Alt+x column-number-mode
Show line number and cursor column position in mode line (aka status bar), like this: (166,3). The first is line number, the second is position from the beginning of line.
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emacs column-number-mode

To always have it on, put the following code in your emacs init file.

;; show cursor position within line
(column-number-mode 1)

Show Ruler

Alt+x ruler-mode
Display a ruler at top of current window.
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Emacs Alt+x ruler-mode

Emacs Cursor Position, Line Number, Column Number

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