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Re: emacs in xterm

From: zeycus
Subject: Re: emacs in xterm
Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2006 09:59:44 -0700 (PDT)

Thank you! Not only you game me the information I needed, but also the
way I should have got it myself. So, I made one question and you aswered
both :-)

Much better than just replaying "-nw" :-)

John Gabriele wrote:
> zeycus wrote:
>> Hi everybody. I am new to Debian (and Linux, in general), and I am having
>> a
>> problem with something. I am used to emacs in normal terminals. Now I
>> started using X-windows, and when I type the command 'emacs' in a xterm
>> it
>> is xemacs which is launched, with a fancy window, different font, etc.
>> But,
>> what if I prefer the old behaviour, expecting that emacs would make use
>> of
>> the whole particular xterm from which it is launched? I wish just that,
>> with
>> the same font I am using in that xterm, etc. The way it behaves if I
>> launch
>> emacs before starting theX-windows.
> Well, this doesn't seem to be Debian- or xterm-related. Also, if you
> have only the "emacs" packages installed (not xemacs), XEmacs doesn't
> factor in here either. Sounds like you should check the GNU Emacs
> manual for this, like so:
> info emacs
> Hm. Let's scroll down to "* Command Arguments::", since it mentions
> startup options. We want emacs to startup in the shell instead of a new
> X window. (to use that menu, scroll down 'til the cursor is on it
> somewhere, then hit RET)
> Ok, this looks right. Let's go to "* Initial Options::", since it says
> it's related to stuff that takes effect when we start emacs.
> There we are! The answer is the third one down! :) Hit q to quit.
> BTW, now that you know how to navigate info with arrow keys (or
> C-n/C-p) and the Return key, try it the fast way:
> info emacs RET
> m command a TAB RET m ini TAB RET
> (note, hitting TAB gets you autocomplete with those menu names) :)
> For more quick help on using the info command, besides the manual (and
> built-in tutorial), you could look at my quick help sheet if you like:
> ---John
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