Emacs Init: Show Line Numbers

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

Display Line Numbers Mode

New in Emacs 26 (Released 2018-06) .

Alt+x global-display-line-numbers-mode
show line numbers in all buffers.
Alt+x display-line-numbers-mode
show line numbers in current buffer.
global-display-line-numbers-mode 2020-12-04
M-x global-display-line-numbers-mode

Put this in your Emacs Init File:


They are written by Eli Zaretskii. Thank you Eli.

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