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Old 09-13-2004, 01:45 PM   #1
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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

Old 09-13-2004, 02:06 PM   #2
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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..
Old 09-13-2004, 02:28 PM   #3
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The command '#emacs &' is not working... nothing happens, no messages...nothing..
Old 09-14-2004, 02:09 PM   #4
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hi there,

UsualTuxpect meant with out the hash symbol "#"
 emacs &


ps : UsualTuxpect, vB code is always a friend.


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