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bug#8783: 24.0.50; emacsclientw.exe behaviour in win32 not the same as i

From: Jason Lewis
Subject: bug#8783: 24.0.50; emacsclientw.exe behaviour in win32 not the same as in linux
Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2011 14:35:47 +1000
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv: Gecko/20090812 Lightning/0.9 Thunderbird/ Mnenhy/


When I try to launch emacs in win32 using emacsclientw.exe it does not
seem to work as expected.

on my linux box if I start emacs with either:

emacsclient -c -a ""
emacsclient -c -a "" somefile.txt

it will start emacs in daemon mode or start a client as necessary

however on windows with the slightly different version:

C:\Users\jason\AppData\Roaming>"c:\Program Files
(x86)\Emacs\emacs\bin\emacsclientw.exe" -c
--alternate-editor="c:\Program Files
(x86)\Emacs\emacs\bin\runemacs.exe" test.txt

it will open a new emacs instance editing text.txt

but then if you run:

C:\Users\jason\AppData\Roaming>"c:\Program Files
(x86)\Emacs\emacs\bin\emacsclientw.exe" -c
--alternate-editor="c:\Program Files
(x86)\Emacs\emacs\bin\runemacs.exe" someotherfile.txt

it fails to open someotherfile.txt in the existing frame (and does not
create a new frame either)

further more, while emacs is already running
if you run:

C:\Users\jason\AppData\Roaming>"c:\Program Files
(x86)\Emacs\emacs\bin\emacsclientw.exe" --alternate-editor="c:\Program
Files (x86)\Emacs\emacs\bin\runemacs.exe" test.txt    (no -c option)
emacs will correctly open the desired file

C:\Users\jason\AppData\Roaming>"c:\Program Files
(x86)\Emacs\emacs\bin\emacsclientw.exe" --alternate-editor="c:\Program
Files (x86)\Emacs\emacs\bin\runemacs.exe"     (no -c option and no
file name to open)

emacs gives the error: file name or argument required, in a window and
then aborts and does not either open emacs, nor go to the emacs frame
if it is already running.

This does not seem to be the desired behaviour overall. it makes it
difficult to make 1 command to either launch emacs or open an existing
instance of emacs with a new file.


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'.
For information about debugging Emacs, please read the file
c:/Program Files (x86)/Emacs/emacs/etc/DEBUG.

In GNU Emacs (i386-mingw-nt6.1.7600)
 of 2011-05-17 on 3249CTO
Windowing system distributor `Microsoft Corp.', version 6.1.7600
configured using `configure --with-gcc (4.5) --no-opt --cflags

Important settings:
  value of $LC_ALL: nil
  value of $LC_COLLATE: nil
  value of $LC_CTYPE: nil
  value of $LC_MESSAGES: nil
  value of $LC_MONETARY: nil
  value of $LC_NUMERIC: nil
  value of $LC_TIME: nil
  value of $LANG: ENA
  value of $XMODIFIERS: nil
  locale-coding-system: cp1252
  default enable-multibyte-characters: t

Major mode: Text

Minor modes in effect:
  flyspell-mode: t
  show-paren-mode: t
  shell-dirtrack-mode: t
  recentf-mode: t
  mouse-wheel-mode: t
  menu-bar-mode: t
  file-name-shadow-mode: t
  global-font-lock-mode: t
  font-lock-mode: t
  auto-composition-mode: t
  auto-encryption-mode: t
  auto-compression-mode: t
  line-number-mode: t
  transient-mark-mode: t

Recent input:
<down-mouse-1> <down-mouse-1> <mouse-1> <down-mouse-1>
<mouse-1> <S-insert> <down-mouse-1> <mouse-1> <delete>
<delete> <delete> <delete> <delete> <delete> <delete>
<delete> <delete> <delete> <delete> <delete> <delete>
<delete> <delete> <right> <right> <down-mouse-1> <mouse-movement>
<mouse-movement> <help-echo> <mouse-movement> <mouse-movement>
<drag-mouse-1> <escape> w <help-echo> <lwindow> M-x
r e p o <tab> r <tab> <return>

Recent messages:
Loading c:/Users/jason/AppData/Roaming/.emacs.d/jason.el (source)...
`epa-file' already enabled
Loading c:/Users/jason/AppData/Roaming/.emacs.d/jason.el (source)...done
For information about GNU Emacs and the GNU system, type C-h C-a.
(New file)
Starting new Ispell process [default] ...
When done with a buffer, type C-x #
Mark set
Making completion list...

Load-path shadows:
c:/Users/jason/AppData/Roaming/.emacs.d/elpa/zenburn-1.8/zenburn hides
hides c:/Users/jason/AppData/Roaming/.emacs.d//elpa-to-submit/color-theme
c:/Users/jason/AppData/Roaming/.emacs.d/loaddefs hides c:/Program
Files (x86)/Emacs/emacs/lisp/loaddefs
c:/Program Files (x86)/Emacs/EmacsW32/nxhtml/util/htmlfontify hides
c:/Program Files (x86)/Emacs/emacs/lisp/htmlfontify
c:/Users/jason/AppData/Roaming/.emacs.d/custom hides c:/Program Files
c:/Users/jason/AppData/Roaming/.emacs.d/package hides c:/Program Files
c:/Program Files (x86)/Emacs/EmacsW32/nxhtml/util/chart hides
c:/Program Files (x86)/Emacs/emacs/lisp/emacs-lisp/chart
c:/Program Files (x86)/Emacs/EmacsW32/nxhtml/util/org-freemind hides
c:/Program Files (x86)/Emacs/emacs/lisp/org/org-freemind
hides c:/Program Files (x86)/Emacs/emacs/lisp/progmodes/ruby-mode
hides c:/Program Files (x86)/Emacs/emacs/lisp/progmodes/cperl-mode

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