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Re: emacsclient command line use existing client

From: Tory S. Anderson
Subject: Re: emacsclient command line use existing client
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:16:44 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Thanks for prompting me to be more precise. When my OS starts I launch a server 
with the autostart `emacs-client` command, and have the line in my .emacs to 
ensure the server is started. As it should, opening any number of new frames 
(or launching emacs-client again) will share the same buffer list, etc. 
However, this shell script for launching an email (apparently) starts a new 
server; it isn't sharing anything with the other frames, and if I don't 
`kill-emacs` I end up with two servers running. Clearly, not acceptable. 

Michael Heerdegen <address@hidden> writes:

> address@hidden (Tory S. Anderson) writes:
>> elisp_expr="(mailto-compose-mail \"$mailto\")"
>> emacsclient -a "" -c -n --eval "$elisp_expr" \
>>      '(set-window-dedicated-p (selected-window) t)'
>> But somehow when I run this it starts a new emacsclient rather than
>> using the one I have running. If I remove the `-a ""` then nothing
>> happens at all. Why won't it connect to my existing emacsclient?
> What exactly do you mean with "existing emacsclient"?  You must have a
> running server.  A running Emacs is not enough.
> Michael.

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