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bug#18431: 24.3; emacsclient spurious error message

From: Glenn Morris
Subject: bug#18431: 24.3; emacsclient spurious error message
Date: Tue, 09 Sep 2014 11:50:34 -0400
User-agent: Gnus (www.gnus.org), GNU Emacs (www.gnu.org/software/emacs/)

Rustom Mody wrote:

> Error (warning) message as follows is given:
> emacsclient: can't find socket; have you started the server?
> To start the server in Emacs, type "M-x server-start".
> After printing which, it starts ok, editing the file!!

It it is letting you know that it tried to contact an existing Emacs
instance but failed, and it shares the message text with the non
--alternate-editor case. Yes, the message could be special-cased for
--alternate-editor, but it doesn't seem like a big deal.

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