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Re: Please precede all environmental variables with EMACS_

From: Mike Mattie
Subject: Re: Please precede all environmental variables with EMACS_
Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2008 04:54:57 -0800

On Mon, 07 Jan 2008 10:30:23 +0100
"Lennart Borgman (gmail)" <address@hidden> wrote:

> Help! Some megalomanic software has stolen the DISPLAY environmental 
> variable so Emacs/Emacs client will not work.
> Could please environmental variables specific to Emacs be changed to 
> begin with EMACS_ ? For example change DISPLAY to EMACS_DISPLAY.
> In my case I have
>    DISPLAY=localhost:0.0
> Emacs does not recognize that value. Should Emacs recognize it or
> should Emacs use its own variable, named like EMACS_DISPLAY?

AFAIK DISPLAY is interpreted by xlib not emacs. localhost is redundant.
DISPLAY=":0.0" is the typical default for a local server. I can't even
think of a Emacs environment variable that isn't prefixed e.g EMACSLOADPATH.

> FYI, the value of the environmental variable DISPLAY is used by 
> Emacs/Emacs client in Emacs does not recognize the value
> above.
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