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Re: Running emacs deamon outside login

From: Suvayu Ali
Subject: Re: Running emacs deamon outside login
Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2010 10:21:41 -0800
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On Thursday 21 January 2010 07:35 AM, Richard Lewis wrote:
On Linux, I've been wondering whether there's a good way to run emacs
deamon outside of my login process, so that I can log out and in again
and connect to the same emacs deamon process.

One sort of solution is running it using start-stop-deamon on Debian,
essentially as described on emacswiki:

However, to get this to work I've had to hack it as I describe at the
bottom of that section (running emacs using su).

This may be more of a Linux question than an Emacs question, but does
anyone know of any better ways to do this? It's essentially just some
way to ensure that the emacs process stays alive when I log out.

You don't need to do all that, logging out preserves the `emacs --daemon'. Just use `emacsclient -ca=""' to connect to the daemon.

However I have seen another issue, it takes a long time to log out from the session I started the daemon. However for subsequent sessions, the login and logout is usual. I have seen this with XFCE and Gnome on two different distros. (Xubuntu 9.04 and Fedora 11) I am yet to investigate this in more detail.


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