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Re: howto: 2 users interactively edit the same file ?

From: Neon Absentius
Subject: Re: howto: 2 users interactively edit the same file ?
Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2005 05:22:30 +0000
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On Wed, Oct 26, 2005 at 12:04:50AM -0500, Matt Carlson wrote:
> Hi all,
>   I'm trying to figure out how to accomplish the following: My friend 
> and I need to work with the same file at the same time.  It would be 
> nice to be able to code simultaneously and see each others changes
> in something like real time.  I've googled everywhere and found only
> information on how emacs handles locks.. I'd like both he and I to 
> be able to edit the same file and see each others changes as close to 
> instantaneously as possible.
>   The sky is the limit with emacs, so I'm sure there's a way to do this, 
> I'm just in need of some direction as to how to do it, or even what 
> words to google.
>   It would be very nice to have a shell open in one buffer to chat 
> with the other person editing the file, and then the file we're both
> editing open in another.. Thanks in advance, 

One idea is to run emacs inside a GNU screen.
Or you might try the multi-tty branch, have a look here

Computer science is not about computers, any more than astronomy is
about telescopes.
        -- Edsger Dijkstra

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