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Re: emacsclient not working as documented

From: Benjamin Rutt
Subject: Re: emacsclient not working as documented
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2004 14:32:23 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.110002 (No Gnus v0.2) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux) (Sparky) writes:

> Hello all,
> I posted this to comp.emacs without any replies, so hoping someone
> here will be able to shed some light:
> I've been trying to get emacsclient to jump to a particular line and
> column of a text file (for use with the Lilypond music typesetting
> program) but I can only make it jump to the beginning of a line.
> The info page for invoking emacsclient says:
> To run the `emacsclient' program, specify file names as arguments,
> and optionally line numbers as well.  Do it like this:
>      emacsclient {[+LINE[COLUMN]] FILENAME}...
> but when I enter:
>      emacsclient --no-wait +38:42
> the cursor appears at line 38, column 1, rather than column 42.

Just so you know, the +line:col works fine for me in emacs CVS.  You
might try building from CVS, it's usually quite stable, and you can
always check out a slightly older version from CVS if it's not.
Benjamin Rutt

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