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How to open sourcegraph files directly in Emacs on Linux

There's the open-in-editor extension on sourcegraph, which Adds a button at the top of files in both Sourcegraph app and code hosts like GitHub (when the Sourcegraph browser extension is installed) ...
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extra frame in (visible-frame-list) when started in daemon mode, is causing problems

When I start emacs (emacs), and then eval (visible-frame-list), I get a list with one frame, the one that is visable. However if I start emacs as a daemon (emacs --daemon), and then eval (visible-...
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emacs daemon Error reading from stdin

I messed up my emacs and having trouble run emacs --daemon properly. I am using GNU Emacs 26.3. M-x returns Error reading from stdin. I have following lines on .zshrc: export ALTERNATE_EDITOR="&...
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Emacs as daemon will not use font config

When using emacs as daemon, systemctl --user start emacs-27.service emacsclient -c and also the following directly: emacs-27 --fg-daemon emacsclient -c the font config in :~/.emacs.d/init.el will ...
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emacs 27 (lucid toolkit) daemon crashes every couple of minutes

Some variant of this has been asked before - emacs daemon crashing when it has been built with Gtk3 etc - but I couldn't find any solution to this. I've built Emacs 27.1 from source on Xubuntu 20.04 ...
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emasc daemon does not load my init.el completely but emacs do

When I run emacs, everything is Ok, my init.el is read. However, after starting a daemon (emacs --daemon), an emacsclient GUI frame (emacsclient -c) is not configured for the following setting: font ...
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emacsclient crashes on start

I use doom emacs. Starting emacs normally works just fine. Having an emacs daemon and trying to use emacsclient -c causes the following error: *ERROR*: Symbol’s function definition is void: persp-mode-...
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Make Emacs systemd service kill when logging out/shutting down

I am trying to use desktop-save-mode together with emacs daemon. ;; save desktop before quitting (add-hook 'kill-emacs-hook (lambda () (desktop-save "~/.emacs.d/"))) But when I log out of the ...
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How are a daemon and a server different in Emacs?

After running (server-start) in Emacs, I evaluated (daemonp) and (server-running-p) The first one returns nil, whereas the second one returns t. So, how are a daemon and a server different in Emacs? ...
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Emacs, .historian and root user

I use the following alias: alias e='emacsclient -a '\'''\'' -t alias sudo='sudo ' That way I can execute both, commands and aliases, with sudo, including e, which launchs the emacs server if it is ...
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emacs --daemon crashes when parent ssh session dies

I'm using emacs 26.1 (although I don't think this is a new issue with this verison). Note - this is not the GTK bug which results in the daemon crashing if X Connectivity is lost. I am aware of that ...
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Emacsclient not loading init file changes

Context: I just updated Emacs via homebrew; I don't remember the steps I followed to get Emacs to run via daemon originally, but since the update it doesn't seem to be using it anymore (i.e. quitting ...
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Unable to use emacsclient with emacs server when running mac port of emacs

I am running the mac port version of emacs that I installed via homebrew (see here). I'm also trying to run the Emacs server to avoid long startup times. To do this, I first run the server: /...
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emacs-daemon opened buffers get affected by other buffers

I am using emacs-daemon. Lets say many files have already opened using emacsclient. => When I open a minibuffer on one emacs frame, all the opened emacsclient buffers get frozen and I cannot type any ...
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Accidentally started emacs --daemon, and couldn't kill it!

I was testing emacs --daemon functionality, and called two daemons alive. I wanted to kill them, with $ pgrep emacs 275760 275857 $ pkill emacs $ pgrep emacs 276788 276847 # It's alive again! # Lemme ...
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Using multiple tty emacsclient with "C-x 5" other frame commands

I'm using emacs in daemon mode on a server and connecting over ssh in a terminal console (tty) window (i.e. no GUI support). I'm invoking emacsclient using in the tty window (window here refers to OS ...
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How to refresh emacs server after changes to init file or packages?

I recently managed to get Emacs server to work. But after I worked on my init file and changed some code in one elpa package, the changes were not visible. I did the load-file for ~/.emacs, and ...
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Preload problem: Emacs as daemon in X

Background: I want to use emacs like tmux which can run as persistent session as well as shorten the time for me to start bringing up emacs when I want to (as inspired by these: Emacs and a Tmux ...
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set-frame-size does not work on emacsclient

I have set up Emacs daemon on Windows 10. My Emacs version is GNU Emacs 25.3.1 I have some code in my init.el which resizes the frame size automatically when Emacs starts up. The code is ;; Select a ...
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emacs.service will delay 2 mins before `reboot/shutdown` my computer

I use emacs a lot and restart it since I change my init.el from time to time, so I started to use emacs.service about one year ago using command like systemctl --user enable emacs.service systemctl -...
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Switching Emacs server's socket without leaving existing emacs gui

I would like to switch between emacs socket without leaving the GUI. I am able to start two emacs daemon session by doing the following: In xterm1: emacs --daemon="one" In xterm2: emacs --daemon="...
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Segmentation fault when creating new frames

I am reproducibly experiencing segmentation faults on Emacs 26.3 under Debian Buster when creating a new frame, which seems to be related to setting fonts for new frames. In order to illustrate I ...
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Preserving Layout Using emacsclient

If I spawn Emacs in --daemon mode, I can then use emacsclient to connect to the daemon from within a terminal window. If this then dies, I can reconnect my terminal and my Emacs session is still ...
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Running Emacs server from snap installation

I've installed Emacs 26.2 using snap on Lubuntu 18.04. I'm trying to figure out how to get the server/client/daemon going. I've done as instructed on EmacsWiki: "Emacs Client" by putting (server-...
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How to have list of program on `dired-do-shell-command` with Emacs server started by systemd

I'm using Emacs as a server started by the systemd user unit. And on any dired buffer when i try to do dired-do-shell-command or dired-do-async-shell-command I cannot autocomplete any program and ...
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How can I run Emacs 24.x app on Mac OS X in daemon mode

I want to run the Emacs.app in daemon mode on Mac OS X. I can run emacs in daemon mode via the terminal, but instructions for running the app in a client-server pattern do not work (e.g.: http://...
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reopening emacsclient -t with desktop-save-mode doesn't save buffers/frames in place [duplicate]

I added (desktop-save-mode 1) to my custom.el towards the end to save buffers and frames. But I primarily use emacs --daemon and start an emacsclient -t. For some reason, if I use just Emacs the ...
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Launch an emacsclient instance in a new terminal window

I am using Sway/wlroots and I decided to switch to using terminal emacs for the forseeable future as there is no transparency in the xwayland version of emacs. I previously bound emacs to run as a ...
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Emacs daemon preventing correct operation of saveplace

Writes to saveplace are not persisting after the emacs daemon stops. Saveplace is configured in my init file as: ;; saveplace remembers your location in a file when saving files (use-package ...
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How do I specify a daemon to start with alternate emacs version with emacsclient

I have found this script from here #!/usr/bin/env zsh # Checks if there's a frame open emacsclient -n -e “(if (> (length (frame-list)) 1) ‘t)” 2> /dev/null | grep t &> /dev/null if [ “$?”...
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Emacs client can't find server in terminal

So, I'm trying to set up emacs as a server but I'm having trouble getting it to work from the terminal. If I run emacs --daemon on some terminal I can connect to it if I run the emacsclient from that ...
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Global display line numbers mode not working

I can run (display-line-numbers-mode) and get line numbers but it doesn't work if I run (global-display-line-numbers-mode) (nothing happens). I have traced this to this function: (defun display-line-...
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Unable to connect using emacsclient

I am starting the emacs server using systemctl --now --user enable emacs That server is running, if I run systemctl --user status emacs I got $ systemctl --user status emacs ● emacs.service - ...
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emacs daemon and ssh agent forwarding

In order to use ssh agent forwarding with emacs in daemon mode, running on a remote server, I've come-up with the following. I have an alias for the client like so: alias emacsclient="update_agent;/...
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Emacs 24.5.1 on Windows: How to use server mode?

I used to have Emacs 25.xx on my windows pc and was very happy with the daemon/server mode of emacs. Emacs started via batch-script on startup and everything worked fine -- on every subsequent call ...
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Using Emacs as a daemon (emacsclient) exhibiting weird behavior

Whenever I use Emacs as a daemon it seems like my init file isn't being fully loaded. My keybindings in particular are acting very odd. I use some unorthodox keybinds; for example: Ctrl+u = ...
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Running Emacs as a client does not load my settings

I'm using the new systemd daemon option with Emacs 26. I have a problem, though. If I open a client instance (emacsclient -c) no config files (my .emacs) are loaded. So I don't see the usefulness in ...
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server-edit vs kill-buffer to kill an emacsclient buffer

I use emacsclient to open files from my webrowser (pdfs, text files etc). When I'm done with the file, I know I need to close it with C-x # (server-edit); if I use C-x k (kill-buffer) I get a warning ...
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Running emacs client: how do you know if the init files had errors loading

I use emacs 25, in nw mode, with "alias emacs='emacsclient -nw'" When I add something to my personal.el, I do brew services restart emacs My issue is, if I make a big blunder inside my personal.el ...
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tool-bar in emacsclient

I have the following for ridding of the toolbar on startup in graphical mode in my init configuration: (if window-system (tool-bar-mode -1) ) the issue: it works fine (albeit slow...see this ...
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Remote emacs daemon setup?

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 ...
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If emacsclient already open, new emacsclient should "inherit" its buffer list

My workflow involves splitting frames a lot because I use i3wm. If I use the emacs native make-frame-command, the new frame will be visiting the buffer I invoked the command in. If I call emacsclient ...
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Showing different project-trees in different instances of emacs daemon

At this point I usually hook up into my emacs-daemon using emacsclient -a "" -c "$@". When I also want to display my project using Neotree, this works well for only one instance but if I open a file ...
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Restoring Emacs desktops with daemon + clients

How to use Emacs desktop functionality with emacs daemon + emacsclient instances? I've enabled (desktop-save-mode 1) in my init file, and when I start the daemon I see messages like this: Desktop: 1 ...
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Commandline identify 'classic' process without starting daemon?

summary Emacs processes currently (since version=23?) can be run from a "normal"/non-Emacs commandline in 1 of 3 modes: classic. (AFAICS this is my usage--please correct if there is a preferred term....
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Edit file only once and close it

Is there a way to edit a file only once? So that for example: I open it and its closed (the buffer is killed) after the window closes. A clarification: I usually have an Emacs deamon running and open ...
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How to gracefully kill clientless daemon from commandline?

summary What to utter from commandline to cause a running clientless Emacs daemon/server process to gracefully shutdown--i.e., clean up after itself, then exit--without creating additional Emacs ...
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Changing the location of the emacs server socket

When I run emacs --daemon it creates a socket at /tmp/emacs1000/server How can I tell it to use a different location?
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Starting daemon without forking to background

I want to run an Emacs daemon under daemontools. So I need to create an Emacs process which Basically does emacs --daemon Does stay in the foreground Displays the Messages buffer (or some other ...
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Faces not set immediately after load-theme

I'm trying to set the faces of highlight-indent-guides automatically whenever a new theme is loaded by making small adjustments to the background color of the default face. I have everything working ...