|Subject:||Best practices for launching Emacs on Windows 7/8|
|Date:||Mon, 18 Feb 2013 19:59:43 +0000|
What are the best practices for using/launching Emacs as Server
on Windows 7/8?
For example, on Windows Vista, I used to be able to make a file
association with .TXT files that invoked emacsclient with the
--alternate-editor=runemacs option so that if Emacs wasn't
running, it would be launched.
In Windows 7 and 8, the GUI simply does not allow any options. I
am not sure if I could hack the registry directly to stuff the
options in there, but since the GUI no longer supports it, I fear
the underlying support might not be there either. I have
considered trying to associate .TXT with something like a
Emacs.BAT/Emacs.CMD file that could invoke emacsclient with
options, but this has its own problems, and seems like a bad idea
for ultimately launching a "windows mode" program Emacs.exe
(which is not a "command line mode" program).
I am wondering what others do.
Perhaps I'm expecting too much automation, for example, the idea
that if Emacs Server isn't already running, it gets launched
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