I have .emacs in my ~ which turns off tool-bar-mode The problem is that when I run Emacs from terminal, rather than standalone Mac app, it fails on that line Symbol's function definition is void: tool-bar-mode , and stops executing the rest of .emacs. Any suggestion how to get around that?

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    The linked answer is one way to address this; but the underlying issue is that the default Emacs available on Mac OSX’s terminal is relatively ancient (22). You would do well to use a newer version in the terminal. What I do is set up an alias in my .bashrc that uses the GUI version’s nox mode, something like: alias emacs=“$VISUAL -nw” where VISUAL points to the shiny Emacs in /Applications – InHarmsWay Aug 7 '18 at 12:58
  • hm, I have /Applications/Emacs.app, but that doesn't work as command-line app. Also find . -name "emacs" in that dir didn't find anything called 'emacs' – Yaroslav Bulatov Aug 16 '18 at 21:42
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    It’s there but buried. Try /Applications/Emacs.app/Contents/MacOS/Emacs – InHarmsWay Aug 16 '18 at 21:45

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