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Re: More emacs instances

From: Richard Riley
Subject: Re: More emacs instances
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2010 14:15:11 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Andrea Crotti <> writes:

> I was thinking that for example I could load a different instance of
> Emacs for gnus (and maybe other chatting programs).
> Often they're slow (gnus) and I want to keep them open all the time, so
> my life could be also easier if they're separated.
> But is also nice to be able to kill and yank from one instance to the
> other one, how is that handled with different instances (for example on
> osx 10.6).
> And also how should I handle the different configuration?
> If I use autoloads I could as well use the same conf, maybe using a
> different desktop file which keeps open the gnus buffers and everything
> I need...
> Anyone already doing it?

I use different command line options to determine how the init
functions. More details can be found here :-

so, for example, in my (tmux hosted) "emacs -nw" that I keep my email
and erc open in, there is no emacs server started thus keeping it
separate from my normal "work" emacs..

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