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The Emacs server, which allows opening files and running commands in an existing Emacs instance

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Open file at startup from init file

I like that at start emacs visits a file with my todo list. For long time, this has been accomplished by adding (find-file "~/my-file.org") at the end of my configuration file (.emacs). ...
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How to enable markdown-mode every time I invoke Emacs Anywhere?

I am using a cool software called Emacs Anywhere. Usually, I invoke this software to write on Stack Overflow and on GitHub. Both websites use markdown. Hence, almost every time I invoke Emacs Anywhere,...
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How to start tide server in Emacs For Mac OS X?

In the .spacemacs file, typescript configuration layer is dotspacemacs-configuration-layers '( ┆(typescript :variables ┆ ┆ ┆ ┆javascript-backend 'tide ┆ ┆ ┆ ┆typescript-fmt-tool '...
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Cannot start Emacs daemon server after forced reboot

I was running Emacs in daemon server mode when my computer was force rebooted. After reboot was complete, I could not start the Emacs server again, receiving the error message: Starting Emacs daemon. ...
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How to prevent nested emacs server starts?

On clicking a downloaded .md,.txt file in Firefox, a new emacs server start is attempted alongside the message: Warning (server): Unable to start the Emacs server. There is an existing Emacs server ...
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Org Mode bullets indentation display differently between normal and server mode

Does anybody has any clue why the same configuration yield different appearances between normal vs server-mode ? Here's the normal mode (the correct one) And here's when run Emacs in server-mode (...
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How can I use some package after other some other packages loaded?

I am trying to start dap-mode in my golang project. I already have lsp-mode config set. for example: (use-package lsp-mode :hook ((go-mode . lsp-deferred) (rust-mode . lsp-deferred) ) ) What ...
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terraform tfls server always asks if restart when edit a .tf file in spacemacs

When I use terraform layer with spacemacs, after operate a .tf file, at the status bar it always notices the message below: Server tfls:3869 exited with status exit(check corresponding stderr buffer ...
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org files are not refreshed in emacsclient

My org files are stored on the cloud so I can edit them from multiple machines. Whenever I make a change to an org file (from a different machine), emacsclient does not reflect these changes, but a ...
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Emacs client doesn't recognize non-ascii input

The problem: When I type a non-ascii character, the character is not wrote and instead a weird key combination is performed, depending on which character I have typed, as if it didn't support utf-8. ...
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How to open multiple files from desktop in the same emacs session?

I use Pop OS 20.04 on my desktop. When I start Emacs on login, I run the command (server-start). So when I open a file using the command emacsclient <filename> it opens it in the currently ...
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Why does server-eval-at seem to change the behavior of read-string?

I am trying to create a script that, when run with emacs, will read commands from stdin a line at a time, execute them in another emacs process (with server-eval-at) and print the result. The process ...
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Face setting doesn't work for client sessions

I wanted to change the colours of Anzu's counter, taking the foreground from the Isearch match background and the background from the fringes, like this So I evaluated (face-spec-set 'anzu-mode-line `...
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How do I make Emacs not complain about not being able to start a new server?

I use the mac port version of emacs for handling org-protocol URLs, because I need a graphical instance when I use org-protocol from Chrome. The problem is that emacs will try to start an emacs server ...
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Server-edit Automatically When Buffer is Killed

I'm considering using emacs as a server (using (server-start)) but I do not want to use C-x # to kill buffers. I've heard of the -n option for emacsclient, but I'm concerned that it may cause unwanted ...
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How to make a graphical frame when no other graphical frames are present?

One way would be to somehow guess a display and do (make-frame-on-display display). However, (getenv "DISPLAY") does not give a sensible answer (e.g ":" or nil). I tried to ...
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How do I reload config in other instances of emacs?

Say, I changed ~/.emacs, but I have another instances of emacs running. I believe unless I do something, they might change the config (because they have a stale notion of its contents), which in turn ...
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Is it possible to see the cursor of other emacsclients?

I'm trying to run Emacs server in order to collaborate on org files in our office. emacsclient makes it quite easy to have everyone connect to the same instance of a file and we can see real time ...
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emacsclientw does not use font specified in init.el (Windows)

Emacs version: GNU Emacs 25.3.1 (x86_64-w64-mingw32) I have set up a shell-script which runs Emacs server at Windows startup as mentioned in Emacs Wiki. I have set up a shortcut on my desktop which I ...
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When `emacs` is started, use `emacsclient` instead if there is a server

Most modern editors don't have a separate <editor>client binary. Instead, the main binary acts as a client to open a new window/the file given as an argument when possible. Is there a way to ...
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On one specific machine, after some time, new emacsclients can no longer connect to running daemon/server

A strange problem. I run Emacs across a number of machines, with more-or-less a shared configuration. However, on one specific machine, after some time I am no longer able to launch new emacsclient ...
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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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emacs in --deamon mode dies when X display socket closes. How to prevent this?

My initial quest is Can emacs on Mac using native window system connect to an emacs server on a Linux system but I got off on a tangent that might work ok but I hit a speed bump. As described in the ...
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Can emacs on Mac using native window system connect to an emacs server on a Linux system

At this point I believe I am using the emacs version on my Mac that is built by Homebrew and the "stock" emacs on Ubuntu 18.04. I set up emacs server on the Ubuntu host as it is described in Starting ...
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emacsclient -c stopped working, server running, emacs works

I am encountering a very strange problem. I worked with emacsclient for a while but suddenly, after starting an emacsclient frame the frame disappears shortly after start when interacting with it. It ...
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On emacs26, is it possible to halt initializing and attach to running emacs-server with init.el?

I'm using emacs26 on macOS and using server-client for the fast initialization. However, it's a bit annoying that a new emacs instance is always spawning when I run "Emacs.app" with SpotLight instead ...
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Opening file with emacsclientw, file name contains non-latin characters

My first post here about Emacs. I've spent days trying to figure out answer before posting here. I'm running Emacs 26.1 on Windows 10. The setup that I'd like to have is running a single instance of ...
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is it possible for two people, using different emacs and keybindings to edit the same file synchronously?

I want to pair program with a couple of people but my keybindings in emacs are not the same as theirs. Is there a way to edit the same file but keep the keybindings different?
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Why does using emacsclient from a remote host connect to the right socket, but I see nothing in my local Emacs?

I'm running a TCP server locally, and I'm trying to open a file from a remote host on my local Emacs through emacsclient. The reason for this is that I have emacspeak running locally which gives me ...
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highlight indentation with emacs client

I realized that neither highlight-indentation nor highlight-indent-guides works with emacs in server/client mode. I'm launching emacs server/client like this : $ /usr/bin/emacs --daemon $ ...
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Emacs client doesn't connect to running server on Windows

I have fresh new installation of emacs altogether with spacemacs. I set env vars for alternate editor and server file. My server file after starting emacs looks like: 127.0.0.1:64518 11948 'M.P$#NT[...
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Emacs 26.1 crash on server-start with stale auth files when server-use-tcp enabled

I've been experiencing a crash since upgrading to Emacs 26.1 and MacOS 10.13.4. It happens when running server-start (which is in my .emacs file), and a stale server auth file exists from a previous ...
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emacsclient "unknown command" when opening file

Whenever I try to open a file with emacsclient (and emacs is running, and the server is running, and the socket is there), I get this error message: Marcins-MBP:docker-influxdb-grafana marcin$ ...
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How to control emacs externally?

I'm developing an app in python which sends commands to a running emacs instance. Currently, I start an emacs server and send the commands through the command line, like this: subprocess.call(['...
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How to RPC from External Process to Emacs

How can I RPC from an external application into Emacs then have a function in Emacs handle the RPC? For example, I would like to make a D3.js webpage with a dependency graph of a codebase, view and ...
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evaluate code in other emacsclient?

I wish I could run code from one emacsclient session inside other. I'm working in terminal via ssh, terminal has two panes connected to machine with emacs via ssh, each pane has its own emacsclient ...
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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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Setting up emacsclient (OSX)

I am trying to set up emacs to run as a server to avoid the time required to open individual sessions for each file. This is on OS X El Capitan. Using the instructions provided here, I have the first ...
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server-start with dynamic server-name

I'm using (server-start) in my init.el, but I'd like to be able to launch multiple server instances, every time I launch emacs. Today, server-start complains if the server is already launched. It ...
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Cannot start emacs server

I'm running Debian Jessie. I have installed emacs24-lucid package. I tried running emacs --daemon and got this: Loading 00debian-vars... Loading 00debian-vars...done Loading /etc/emacs/site-start.d/...
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How do I prevent emacsclient --tty FILE from flashing the other frame's buffer before loading FILE

With emacs -Q if you M-x server-start, then open a buffer, then back in the terminal emacsclient --tty SOMEOTHERFILE a new frame will be created, but it will initially show the buffer shown in the ...
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after-make-frame-functions does nothing for an otherwise working function

I am using workgroups and I have the following code in my init.el: (defun my-start-emacs (_) (interactive) (message "HI") (sleep-for 1) (if (daemonp) (progn (if (not (...
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How to test (programmatically) whether the current Emacs session (among several) is running the Emacs server?

The server-running-p predicate will evaluate to t if the Emacs server is running, irrespective of which Emacs session currently "owns" the server process. Therefore, when there are two or more ...
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How can I start a server in the background from a source code block without freezing emacs?

I am creating several org-mode documents to track code example and would like to be able to view the results of tangling or executing these code blocks in a browser. In the example below, I've created ...
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connect to remote emacs session via ssh

Unfortunately, I forgot to start the emacs-server at work, running on Linux. Is there now any option to connect to my remote graphical X11 emacs session via ssh?
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What are the actual usage of the command `server-edit`?

According to the documentation of the command server-edit: Switch to next server editing buffer; say "Done" for current buffer. If a server buffer is current, it is marked "done" and optionally ...
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Start emacs as tcp server

I'm using GNU Emacs 26.0.50.1 (x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 3.22.5) of 2016-12-20, with arch linux (antergos), I want to start with the option tcp server, so I added and assigment to the ...
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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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Run elisp from command line in running emacs

How can I execute elisp in the currently running emacs from the command line? The following command echoes 'hi' but doesn't set 'abc in the emacs instance. emacsclient --no-wait --eval '(message "hi"...
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