[OS X Emacs] emacsclient works differently than gnuclient (XEmacs)

David Reitter david.reitter at gmail.com
Wed Feb 25 19:06:19 EST 2009

On 25 Feb 2009, at 09:06, <skip at pobox.com> <skip at pobox.com> wrote:

> The emacsclient program with Aquamacs Emacs (and presumably GNU Emacs)
> doesn't work the same way the old gnuclient program used to.  It  
> latter took
> a -q argument which allowed a new frame to open up without giving a  
> specific
> filename to edit.  You'd just close that frame in the usual way (C-x  
> 5 0).
> I don't see a way to do that.
> More importantly, it appears that when giving a filename arg it  
> still opens
> the file in the current frame.

emacsclient in Aquamacs is unchanged from GNU Emacs 22.

GNU Emacs 23 will have a -c (--create-frame) that seems to do what you  

In Aquamacs / Emacs 22, why not use the -e (--eval) argument to do a  
'(make-frame)' ?

> Is it not possible to have a glass tty (no
> gui window) frame with Aquamacs Emacs?

Not sure what you mean.  You can run Aquamacs in a terminal (start  
binary, not emacsclient, with -nw).
Emacs 23 will allow you to reuse the existing process thanks to its  
Multi-TTY capability, but there's little reason to do so on modern  
machines except in special circumstances.

Hope that helps.

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