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Re: Use of :@ on mode line

From: tomas
Subject: Re: Use of :@ on mode line
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2016 20:52:25 +0100
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On Thu, Dec 01, 2016 at 07:39:20PM +0200, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > From: Kevin Buchs <>
> > Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2016 08:16:40 -0600
> > 
> > I'm running GNU Emacs 25.1.1 (x86_64-apple-darwin15.6.0, NS appkit-1404.47
> > Version 10.11.6 (Build 15G1004)) graphically and since I started running
> > it, I'm seeing an extra character on the mode line. Where there was just a
> > colon between CS and CH, there is now :@. What does that mean? It isn't
> > documented in the Info manual:  (info "(emacs) Mode Line") nor do I see it
> > in the What's changed section of the Info manual.
> > 
> >  Example mode lines:
> >   - Reading an Info page in info-mode:   U:@%%-
> >   - Buffer created and changed: U:@**-
> >   - File opened and unchanged: U:@---
> Crystal ball says you are running via emacsclient, perhaps your Emacs
> is a daemon?

Not the OP, but... thanks Eli! Now that I know what to look for, I can
make one myself :-)

> This character indicates that the frame was created by emacsclient.
> You are right, it wasn't documented in the manual that shipped with
> Emacs 25.1, but it is documented now in what will shortly become Emacs
> 25.2.

And in fact, hovering over the @ says "client frame": for a "newbie"
perhaps a bit concise, but loud and clear.

- -- t
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