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bug#6685: 23.2; Discards control characters during boot.


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#6685: 23.2; Discards control characters during boot.
Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2016 09:23:14 +0300

> From: Andrew Hyatt <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 09 Sep 2016 20:32:57 +0000
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
> 
>  > I was trying to reproduce this in Emacs 25, but emacsclient will not
>  > start up a new emacs instance with emacsclient. According to the
>  > documentation I have on emacsclient on using the alternative editor
>  > flag:
>  >
>  > If the value of EDITOR is the empty string, run "emacs --daemon" to
>  > start Emacs in daemon mode, and try to connect to it.
>  >
>  > So I can't reproduce this issue anymore. Let me know if I'm missing
>  > something, please.
> 
>  Sorry, I don't understand what you are saying. Starting the daemon
>  with ALTERNATIVE_EDITOR="" was part of the recipe; you seem to say it
>  no longer works, although the documentation still says it should? It
>  certainly works for me, if I understood correctly what you described.
> 
> It doesn't work for me for some reason, and the documentation seems to imply 
> that it shouldn't work. If using
> ALTERNATIVE_EDITOR="" started emacs in daemon mode, why would the 
> documentation tell the user to
> run the "emacs --daemon" manually? Instead, what I get when I don't have an 
> emacs in daemon mode, is just
> emacsclient telling me there's no emacs daemon running.
> 
> Judging by your response, I feel I must be misunderstanding something, but I 
> don't know what.

What happens if you try this command on your system?  That is, if you
type

  ALTERNATE_EDITOR='' emacsclient -t -c

What I see on a typical GNU/Linux system is this:

  /home/e/eliz/emacs-current/lib-src/emacsclient: can't find socket; have you 
started the server?
  To start the server in Emacs, type "M-x server-start".

  Warning: due to a long standing Gtk+ bug
  http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=85715
  Emacs might crash when run in daemon mode and the X11 connection is 
unexpectedly lost.
  Using an Emacs configured with --with-x-toolkit=lucid does not have this 
problem.
  ("emacs")
  Loading 00debian-vars...
  [More packages loading from the site-init file...]
  Starting Emacs daemon.
  Restarting server
  Emacs daemon should have started, trying to connect again

and then I see an Emacs frame (in text mode in this case, since -t was
used) open.  As you see, after warning me about no daemon running,
emacsclient starts a new daemon, then attempts to reconnect to it.

What happens if you try that?





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