[OS X Emacs] New command line tool: emacs

Pete Siemsen siemsen at ucar.edu
Tue Jun 21 19:12:42 EDT 2016

Thanks to Mike and Pascal, but we're talking past each other :-) The last
thing I want to do is install yet another Emacs.

David's initial post was meant for people who may sometimes need to run
Emacs in a Terminal window. Those people can use the "emacs" command that
comes with OS X. Trouble is, they'll get Emacs version 22, which is old. If
you're reading this list, you have Aquamacs, so you already have a better
Emacs installed. David described a new way to start Aquamacs, so that it's
compatible with running inside a Terminal window.

My post was about problems I had getting it to work.

I have MacPorts, so I could easily install a newer version of Emacs. I
don't want to consume the disk space, but much more importantly I don't
want more copies of the .el libraries, more paths to manage, having to make
my startup files work in all versions, etc. I'd much rather just make the
"emacs" command run Aquamacs, as David suggested.

-- Pete

On Tue, Jun 21, 2016 at 1:45 PM, Pascal J. Bourguignon <
pjb at informatimago.com> wrote:

> Pete Siemsen <siemsen at ucar.edu> writes:
> > Mac OS 10.11.5. My path includes/usr/bin. I can easily run
> > /usr/bin/emacs and get Emacs version 22 in a Terminal window. The
> > beginning of this thread described the issue: having a way to get a
> > more recent version of Emacs than 22, in a Terminal window.
> 1- Install MacPorts, from https://www.macports.org/
>    https://www.macports.org/install.php
> 2- sudo port install emacs
> This installs emacs 24.5.1 in /opt/local/bin/emacs
> Or download, compile and install it yourself with a single line in the
> Terminal.app:
> VERSION=24.5 ; wget ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/emacs/emacs-${VERSION}.tar.gz
> && tar zxf emacs-${VERSION}.tar.gz && cd emacs-${VERSION} && ./configure &&
> make && sudo make install
> This installs the latest emacs 24.5 in /usr/local/bin/emacs
> The advantage of downloading and compiling your own emacs is that you
> can adjust the configuration, passing the parameters you want or need
> for your specific case.
> --
> __Pascal Bourguignon__                 http://www.informatimago.com/
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