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Old 09-29-2003, 01:55 PM   #1
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Emacs is there but wont run!

I did install my linux system with all features for emacs. But when I run "emacs"
alone, it says "bad or unrecognized command"
command as if emacs was not on my system.
At first, I though it was a matter of putting the executable of emacs in the path variable so
I can run it from whatever path.
But that was not the issue: I did a search of emacs files on my system, and found a lot of emacs related datas.
But no emacs executable under /usr/bin or /bin. The only emacs file I found and that is closed to the emacs
executable si a file called "emacsclient". But when running it, it asks for the emacs server! I tried
all of the other emacs files, but there's no emacs server or any file that did execute emacs!
Redgat 4.2 kernel 2.0.30
Old 09-29-2003, 03:21 PM   #2
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what do you get from the following command
whereis emacs



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