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Old 01-02-2009, 11:13 AM   #1
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does emacs require an X server?

Is there any way to run gnu emacs without an x server? like straight from a virtual console like vi or pico? i've only ever seen it run on an x server(or on windows/apple).
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You don't need the X server to run emacs. You can just add a flag -nw

eg. emacs -nw

edit: or to install it completely without X support you might want to install emacs-nox

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