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Re: Detecting a running process in Elisp

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Detecting a running process in Elisp
Date: Sat, 27 Jul 2013 11:48:34 +0300

> Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2013 16:18:42 -0700 (PDT)
> From:
> Thanks, all, for your replies.  I realize that I didn't give
> enough information.  I'm running
>    GNU Emacs 22.3.1 (i386-apple-darwin9.8.0, Carbon Version 1.6.0)
> under Mac OS.  It appears there is no `list-system-processes' in Emacs22.

Indeed.  Why not upgrade?

>     Eli Zaretskii
>     > From: Drew Adams <>
>     > ... That led me to `process-list', which I imagine you
>     > can use to get what you want.
>     These are for processes that Emacs launched.  Other processes
>     running on the system will not show.
>     \________________________________________________________/
> In a shell, inside Emacs, I can run
>       open /Applications/ChessJK/
> However, I don't think this counts as launching-from-Emacs

It doesn't.  Emacs subprocesses are those created by call-process,
call-process-region, and start-process.

> So... If I wanted to "launch" ScidvsMac (a chess database program)
> from Emacs, under Mac OS, how would I do it?

Use start-process.  There are commands that use that, from Dired, for

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