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When an error occur in compiling a program in Ghostscript, the error message gives a "Current file position is ..." with a number. I use emacs to edit the program file, so I would like to be able easily to find that position in the file (if that is indeed what it is). Please how do I do that?

Sorry I can't find a more appropriate tag.

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    Depending on what is that number, e.g., 47 (line, character-position, etc) you can do M-x goto-line 47 or M-x-goto-char 47.
    – Name
    Dec 31, 2016 at 16:07
  • @Name: Please consider posting that as an answer. You might want to also mention next-error, though it is only available for some error-reporting contexts.
    – Drew
    Dec 31, 2016 at 17:43

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Depending on what is that number, e.g., 47 (line, character-position, etc) you can do M-x goto-line 47 or M-x-goto-char 47.

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    It might be useful to know that goto-char is bound to M-g c, and goto-line is M-g M-g.
    – JoL
    Dec 31, 2016 at 20:48
  • Thank you Name and jimg, that's what I wanted. I would like to mark one of these as the answer but I don't have enough credit on this site. Jan 1, 2017 at 16:53
  • @HarryWeston : you should be able to accept the answer.
    – Dan
    Jan 2, 2017 at 2:44

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