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Re: Fast emacs?

From: Michael Ekstrand
Subject: Re: Fast emacs?
Date: Sun, 17 May 2009 17:12:03 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.93 (gnu/linux)

kj <address@hidden> writes:
> For ***years*** I've been looking for a solution to this problem,
> and I'm truly amazed that I have yet to find it: how to get a
> fast-starting version of emacs.  The problem is that I have a big
> .emacs file and a big Emacs desktop, which means that my Emacs takes
> forever to start.  This is fine most of the time, but occasionally
> I want a fast-starting emacs session (e.g. when I run "sudo emacs"
> to edit a superuser-owned config file), and it's infuriating to
> wait for emacs to go through a lengthy and useless song-and-dance...
> I just can't believe there is no way around this.  (Other than, of
> course, using vi.)

I frequently use Zile in that context.  Bare-bones editor with Emacs
keybindings.  Great for the odd config file edit from a terminal.

- Michael

mouse, n: A device for pointing at the xterm in which you want to type.

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