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Re: "open -a emacs ." on OSX behavior changed in past few weeks

From: Randal L. Schwartz
Subject: Re: "open -a emacs ." on OSX behavior changed in past few weeks
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2012 05:30:08 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.4 (berkeley-unix)

>>>>> "Jan" == Jan Djärv <address@hidden> writes:

Jan> Hello.
Jan> 9 aug 2012 kl. 22:50 skrev Randal L. Schwartz:

>> Starting recently, if OSX (NS) Emacs isn't running, "open -a emacs ."
>> starts up emacs, but doesn't open the current directory.  If emacs is
>> already running, it opens a dired on the current directory.
>> Prior to "recently", it didn't matter whether Emacs was running or
>> not -- the current directory was opened.

Jan> Please file a bug report.  This was probably introduced when fixing bug 
12010 (http://debbugs.gnu.org/cgi/bugreport.cgi?bug=12010).

>> This also breaks dragging a folder or file onto the icon, if Emacs isn't
>> yet running.  Again, if emacs is already running, the old behavior is
>> good.

Jan> Breaks how?  Doesn't Emacs open the foleder/file?


If emacs is not running, activating it via either icon or "open -a
emacs" launches to the scratch buffer, ignoring any parameter or dropped

If emacs *is* running, it works as before, opening the requested item.

So somewhere in the new launching sequence, emacs is ignoring its

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