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Re: Calling emacsclient

From: William Gardella
Subject: Re: Calling emacsclient
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2012 12:10:46 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.2 (gnu/linux)


Thorsten Jolitz <> writes:
> After some experimenting it seems to me that there is another bug, at
> least in my case
> ,---------------------------
> | (call 'emacsclient
> |    "-e"
> |    "(message \"CALL 1\")")
> `---------------------------
> does not work, while 
> ,---------------------------
> | (call 'emacsclient
> |    "--eval"
> |    "(message \"CALL 1\")")
> `---------------------------
> does (on Archlinux). 

This one I cannot reproduce.  What is your emacs version?

> Now I wonder how I can call Emacsclient with a file I want to edit, but
> make it (immediately) evaluate some code when it starts up? Is that
> possible in the call(s) itself, or do I have to use hooks or something
> like that?

Depending on what this code is, you may be able to do it with a
file-local variable or a hook.  Or you could have emacsclient call
something like

         (set-buffer (find-file "~/somecode.c"))

Hope this helps,

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