[OS X Emacs] How to Use Aquamacs Emacs as the editor in Mutt

John Velman velman at cox.net
Mon Jan 12 16:56:33 EST 2009


Thank you for the quick response.  I need to appologize -- I sent my message too hastily, and I was shocked when I saw what I wrote!  I actually had typed the command with the correct /'s and the .app into a bash shell terminal, seent that it worked, then copy-pasted into the .muttrc.

I found where to look for the mutt error messages (which I hadn't known before -- within mutt, it just flashes a brief 'didn't work' type message in thes status bar, too fast to copy.

I found that a single \ doesn't escape the blank in mutrc -- hence it was trying to find a something called /ApplicationsAquamacs.  By escaping the \ with another \, it now works.

Thanks again.  I probably have somemore questions about this usage, but I'll see if I can figure out the answers first.


John Velman

On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 03:23:11PM -0500, David Reitter wrote:
> On 12 Jan 2009, at 14:49, John Velman wrote:
>> mail in mutt?  I'm still using Macvim to write this, and if I'm going to
>> actually learn to use emacs I need to start using it!
>> I tried '/Applications/Aquamacs\ Emacs\Contents\MacOS\Aquamacs\ Emacs'
>> and got a failure message from mutt.
> Without knowing the failure message, try adding the ".app" and using 
> forward slashes in the right places so that it's actually a valid path:
> /Applications/Aquamacs\ Emacs.app/Contents/MacOS/Aquamacs\ Emacs
> Alternatively, you could use "emacsclient"
> /Applications/Aquamacs\ Emacs.app/Contents/MacOS/bin/emacsclient
> This requires Aquamacs to run and (server-start) in your Preferences.el (or 
> a manual M-x server-start).
> The third possibility lies in the "aquamacs" command line tool that 
> Aquamacs 1.6 can install (Tools menu).  Using this may give you the best 
> results, or it may not work at all!
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