I've got a "shell account" on a distant server and I've done a successful local user setup of Emacs 25. Now I'd like to have a bash alias that will start an Emacs daemon and give me (a) client(s) to work with. I've seen different advice on this. Can't seem to find the definite answer.

  • Show us the "difference advice" that you've seen.
    – phils
    Jan 29, 2018 at 19:51
  • try this stackoverflow.com/questions/5570451/…
    – Nisba
    Jan 29, 2018 at 20:47
  • I use emacsclient -a '' -c now -- on my home computer (Ubuntu) to start Emacs. Didn't realize it would work in a -nw realm as well. . . .
    – 147pm
    Jan 30, 2018 at 0:31
  • As far as "different advice" is concerned, just look at the link after yours from Nisba. Could you figure out who is right? Everyone is saying slightly different things....
    – 147pm
    Jan 30, 2018 at 12:17

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Mjwall has, in my opinion, a quite clean setup.


  • Link-only answers are depreciated. Please add the essential information that answers the question here.
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    Jan 30, 2018 at 14:48

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