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5.27 How do I show which parenthesis matches the one I'm looking at?

Call show-paren-mode in your .emacs file:

     (show-paren-mode 1)

You can also enable this mode by selecting the ‘Paren Match Highlighting’ option from the ‘Options’ menu of the Emacs menu bar at the top of any Emacs frame.

Alternatives to this mode include: