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Re: Fast emacs?


From: Tim X
Subject: Re: Fast emacs?
Date: Mon, 18 May 2009 18:15:16 +1000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.93 (gnu/linux)

"Dirk-Jan C. Binnema" <address@hidden> writes:

>> > Note that using the emacsclient is no solution, because this requires
>> > that a version of Emacs be already running, which often defeats
>> > the purpose (not only do I have to wait another eternity for this
>> > new Emacs session to start, but then I have to start the server in
>> > the new session).
>
> Well, maybe you'd need to take another look at emacs --daemon ;-) I have
> run it when my (X) *session* starts (no need for tricks to put it in
> system startup scripts). Emacs starts within a cpl of seconds (1000 line
> .emacs). 
>
> Then for the rest of the day I use emacsclient -c; lightning fast.
>
> With emacs --daemon all the trimming, autoloading etc becomes much less
> important.
>  
> Best wishes,
> Dirk.

Emacs daemon mode is great, but only available with emacs 23. 

However, another point I wanted to mention. There is no need to do sudo
emacs to edit a file as root. You can do this from within your normal
running emacs using tramp.  'su' will work too.

Tim


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tcross (at) rapttech dot com dot au


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