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Re: Starting emacs in ediff mode.

From: reader
Subject: Re: Starting emacs in ediff mode.
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2008 10:00:03 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.110007 (No Gnus v0.7) Emacs/22.1 (gnu/linux)

"Juanma Barranquero" <> writes:

> Of course you can run emacsclient so it will start Emacs if it is not
> running; that's what the --alternate-editor option is for. The trick,
> of course, is that --alternate-editor doesn't run Emacs as a server
> connected to the emacsclient instance that started it. That does not
> preclude using it as default viewer/editor in all cases, just the ones
> where it is automatically run from a tool that expects it to be done
> when emacsclient returns (for example, in many VCS when emacsclient is
> used as the editor for the commit logs).

Sorry to butt in here... I'm a (lightweight) user of emacs considering
starting to use emacsclient.

What does your comment mean practically (aside from VCS usage).

My usage is pretty basic.  Scripting, gnus, file and directory
manipulation,  bbdb, tramp.... probably a few other things I forgot.

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