Re: mutt and the running emacs
On Tue, Apr 24, 2001 at 08:12:54AM -0700, Jim McCloskey wrote:
> Within mutt, I have the editor set to emacs. But I always have
> emacs running anyway, so there's an annoying duplication when
> mutt starts its own emacs session. Is there any way to cause
> mutt to use an already running emacs as its editor?
I don't use Emacs with mutt, but the following may be of some
First the Emacs part: in your .emacs file put the line
This starts the Emacs server. Now you can use the 'emacsclient'
program to make your principal Emacs visit any file. To test that
it works, you can do
in an Xterm. This should open a buffer containing foo.txt in your
main Emacs. When you've finished editing the buffer, type 'C-x #'
to tell 'emacsclient' that you are through.
Now for the mutt aspect: in your .muttrc put the line
Now whenever you want to compose a message, mutt will open a
buffer in your principal Emacs. To finish editing the message,
type 'C-x #' as above.
Note that this will work only if you start your Emacs session
before invoking mutt.
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