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Re: Please precede all environmental variables with EMACS_

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Please precede all environmental variables with EMACS_
Date: Mon, 07 Jan 2008 13:20:04 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> 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?

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

I have the nagging suspicion that there's a real bug lurking here
somewhere, but the above doesn't help me track it down because I just
don't understand it.

Please write a real bug-report, with the usual recipe starting from
"emacs -Q" explaining what happens when you do something and what you
expected to happen instead.


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