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linux_dejan 09-13-2004 12:45 PM

emacs loading in xterm?

I just installed the emacs editor on my comp. But when I type 'emacs' in xterm the eritor loads in the comand prompt.... not in a separate window like a normal program would...?

I downloaded the emacs-21.3.tar.gz file and followed the instructions to install it... My question is how do I get the editor to open like a normal program in a new window and not in xterm?

NOTE; im new with linux/unix so please give me a step by step explanation rather then "do this..." type of explanation :)

Thanks! :study:

UsualTuxpect 09-13-2004 01:06 PM

try --->#emacs &

it will open emacs as a background process in the shell window....

remember if u close the shell window the emacs gets killed..

linux_dejan 09-13-2004 01:28 PM

The command '#emacs &' is not working... nothing happens, no messages...nothing..:confused:

slackie1000 09-14-2004 01:09 PM

hi there,

UsualTuxpect meant with out the hash symbol "#"

emacs &


ps : UsualTuxpect, vB code is always a friend. :D

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