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bug#1216: 23.0.60; manual does not document "-t" and "-c" option to emac


From: Gregor Zattler
Subject: bug#1216: 23.0.60; manual does not document "-t" and "-c" option to emacsclient; --daemon initial option not mentioned in manuals chapter on emacs server
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2008 21:03:12 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

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Please write in English if possible, because the Emacs maintainers
usually do not have translators to read other languages for them.

Your bug report will be posted to the address@hidden mailing list.

Please describe exactly what actions triggered the bug
and the precise symptoms of the bug:

This bug report is about the documentation:

1. The manual does not document "-t" and "-c" option to
   emacsclient.  This especially important as visiting a file
   with emacsclient connecting to an emacs daemon *without* ether
   of the "-t"/"-c" options does not work any more (only shows
   "Waiting for emacs...").  Using X11 "-t" uses a terminal
   emulators window (xterm for instance), "-c" creates a frame.
   On the console both options use the console to show the buffer.

2. The manual does not document the --daemon initial option in the
   chapter documenting the use of emacs server

3. The manual does not document the fact that starting emacs with
   --daemon finally helps all those users who want to get rid of the 
   otherwise ever present *scratch* buffer (start emacs as daemon, 
   use emacsclient under X to visit a file, server-edit: the whole 
   frame vanishes instead of presenting/annoing you with the 
   *scratch* buffer) 

Perhaps this helps in improving the manual.

Thank you very much for emacs and the awesome --daemon option,
Gregor



If Emacs crashed, and you have the Emacs process in the gdb debugger,
please include the output from the following gdb commands:
    `bt full' and `xbacktrace'.
If you would like to further debug the crash, please read the file
/usr/share/emacs/23.0.60/etc/DEBUG for instructions.


In GNU Emacs 23.0.60.1 (i486-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 2.12.11)
 of 2008-10-18 on elegiac, modified by Debian
 (emacs-snapshot package, version 1:20081018-1)
Windowing system distributor `The X.Org Foundation', version 11.0.10402000
configured using `configure  '--build' 'i486-linux-gnu' '--host' 
'i486-linux-gnu' '--prefix=/usr' '--sharedstatedir=/var/lib' 
'--libexecdir=/usr/lib' '--localstatedir=/var' '--infodir=/usr/share/info' 
'--mandir=/usr/share/man' '--with-pop=yes' 
'--enable-locallisppath=/etc/emacs-snapshot:/etc/emacs:/usr/local/share/emacs/23.0.60/site-lisp:/usr/local/share/emacs/site-lisp:/usr/share/emacs/23.0.60/site-lisp:/usr/share/emacs/site-lisp'
 '--with-x=yes' '--with-x-toolkit=gtk' 'build_alias=i486-linux-gnu' 
'host_alias=i486-linux-gnu' 'CFLAGS=-DDEBIAN -DSITELOAD_PURESIZE_EXTRA=5000 -g 
-O2' 'LDFLAGS=-g -Wl,--as-needed' 'CPPFLAGS=''

Important settings:
  value of $LC_ALL: nil
  value of $LC_COLLATE: address@hidden
  value of $LC_CTYPE: address@hidden
  value of $LC_MESSAGES: C
  value of $LC_MONETARY: address@hidden
  value of $LC_NUMERIC: address@hidden
  value of $LC_TIME: address@hidden
  value of $LANG: address@hidden
  value of $XMODIFIERS: nil
  locale-coding-system: iso-latin-9-unix
  default-enable-multibyte-characters: t

Major mode: Fundamental

Minor modes in effect:
  tooltip-mode: t
  tool-bar-mode: t
  mouse-wheel-mode: t
  menu-bar-mode: t
  file-name-shadow-mode: t
  global-font-lock-mode: t
  font-lock-mode: t
  blink-cursor-mode: t
  global-auto-composition-mode: t
  auto-composition-mode: t
  auto-encryption-mode: t
  auto-compression-mode: t
  line-number-mode: t
  transient-mark-mode: t







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