I am running emacs v26 daemon on the background and using a single terminal. Usually I open files using emacsclient -qt and close them using C-x C-s and C-x C-c to get back to terminal run the script and afterwards re-open another file.

I wanted to make this operation faster where when I run emacsclient -qt -e '(progn (find-file "file.py"))' seems like it opens the files much faster than emacsclient -qt file.py (this may lag to show previous buffers for a second).

But now, when I run emacsclient -qt -e '(progn (find-file "file.py"))' I keep seeing When done with this frame, type C-x 5 0 message in the minibuffer.

=> How can I suppress this warning message? and also safe to open files this way?

Not perfect but the script I come up with:


open_emacs() {
    if [[ -d $FILE ]]; then
        echo "Folder path is provided, please provide a file"

    if [ ! -f "$FILE" ]; then
        echo "$FILE does not exist."

    if [ "$#" -ge 1 ]; then
        emacsclient -qt -e '(progn (find-file "'$FILE'"))'
        if [ $? -eq 0 ]; then
            emacsclient -qt -e '(progn (find-file "'$FILE'"))'
        echo "## Please provide a file"

open_emacs file.py

1 Answer 1


This is possible starting from Emacs 28, which provides the user option server-client-instructions for this purpose.

(setq server-client-instructions nil)
  • I wish there was a hack to make it work for emacs26.3 too :-(
    – alper
    Commented Mar 21, 2021 at 15:02
  • You can easily backport the change from emacs 28 to emasc 26: it's a minor change, introducing the variable that @phils describes and then using it in two places in server-execute to suppress the message calls if the variable is nil. Actually, I checked emacs 27.1, but 26 should be similar.
    – NickD
    Commented Mar 21, 2021 at 18:24
  • For anyone wanting to do that: lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-diffs/2020-12/msg00151.html
    – phils
    Commented Mar 22, 2021 at 21:38

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