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Re: Executing External Programs from Emacs

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: Executing External Programs from Emacs
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2009 11:53:12 +0100

On Sat, Feb 14, 2009 at 7:48 AM, dstein64 <address@hidden> wrote:
> Are there any functions that can launch external programs (not just
> command line programs, but also GUI programs) from Emacs? I know that
> I can access a shell, and call a program from there, but then emacs is
> not operable until I close the program. Prepending the command with
> `nohup' is useful, but for some reason it does not work as expected
> with all programs, including emacs. I would prefer another way of
> doing this - using a specific built-in of emacs lisp if one exists.
> Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

This is OS dependent. There are some examples on EmacsWiki for MS Windows.

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