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Re: emacsclient command line use existing client

From: Oliver Kappel
Subject: Re: emacsclient command line use existing client
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:42:18 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.90 (darwin)


my guess: emacsclient inside your script runs another installed
instance of emacs as you started emacs server with. With option -a ""
this instance will start another emacs in deamon mode. Probably the
$PATH while runing the mailto-script is different.

Check your OS "autostart `emacs-client` command" - as you mentioned -
and make sure your script uses the emacsclient from the same ./bin

  Greetings, Oliver

12.09.2014 at 14:16 Tory S. Anderson wrote:

> 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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