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Re: Emacs (Linux) activates as user but not as root


From: Michael J. Barillier
Subject: Re: Emacs (Linux) activates as user but not as root
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2002 23:49:26 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.090007 (Oort Gnus v0.07) Emacs/21.1 (i586-pc-linux-gnu)

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>>>>> "ps" == peter spotts <address@hidden> writes:

    ps> Folks, A truly newbie question for Emacs on a Linux box: How
    ps> can I get emacs to respond to activation as superuser or root,
    ps> as well as user? I installed the latest version from a tar.gz
    ps> file in ~/username and all went well.  When I type emacs at
    ps> the prompt as user, up comes emacs. When I type emacs when
    ps> logged on as root, I get "command not found." At first blush,
    ps> this looks like a reverse permissions problem, but being
    ps> unfamiliar with lisp-based programs, I have no idea where to
    ps> begin changing permissions.  /usr/local/bin/emacs itself has
    ps> root permission.

Sounds like `/usr/local/bin' isn't in root's PATH (`echo $PATH' to
verify).

Just a guess ... :)

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