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Re: cope with root and non root personalities?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: cope with root and non root personalities?
Date: 21 Jun 2002 09:03:29 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

address@hidden (Dan Jacobson) writes:

> [Was: Re: Feature request: share search ring amongst emacses]
> RMS> Why are you using two separate Emacses?
> One to do my root editing jobs, one for my me editing jobs.  The two
> same emacses running all day.
> RMS> If there is a good reason and that is really necessary for you,
> I didn't really want to, but I thought "that's life".  I have the root
> one with red background to remind me I'm root.  Can you pack all this
> into the same cheeseburger for me? 
> RMS> maybe we can do something to correct the underlying problem
> RMS> so you can use just one.
> I mean even a measly emacsclient from a different user id window seems
> unsuccessful these days, XAUTHORITY non withstanding.
> I dunno boss, how do the pros cope with their root and non root
> personalities?

The pros use CVS Emacs not older than a week or so (or have installed
tramp by hand) and do
C-x C-f /[sum/address@hidden/etc/fstab RET

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum
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