[OS X Emacs] command line
wslough at gmail.com
Fri Feb 8 18:30:51 EST 2019
Just for a bit of closure on my ill-timed and less-than-helpful comments,
please allow me to add two things:
1. According to the aquamacs wiki, aquamacs apparently does not process any
command-line arguments beyond the filename. See the statement at
for a bit more detail.
2. Quite some time ago, another aquamacs user wanted to open a file with
aquamacs at a specific line and discovered it wasn't directly supported.
However, some AppleScript was given to achieve this, so perhaps that might
work in this situation also. See:
On Fri, Feb 8, 2019 at 4:49 PM William Slough <wslough at gmail.com> wrote:
> Oops. It looks like I spoke too soon --- I now see that the response
> describing options is about "open", not "aquamacs."
> On Fri, Feb 8, 2019 at 4:46 PM William Slough <wslough at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I tried this:
>> > aquamacs -version
>> and was greeted with the following error message shown below. Perhaps
>> this is enough information to answer your question? I have not updated my
>> aquamacs in quite some time, so perhaps the options are somewhat different
>> in a more modern version.
>> Bill Slough
>> open: invalid option -- r
>> Usage: open [-e] [-t] [-f] [-W] [-R] [-n] [-g] [-h] [-s <partial SDK
>> name>][-b <bundle identifier>] [-a <application>] [filenames] [--args
>> Help: Open opens files from a shell.
>> By default, opens each file using the default application for that
>> If the file is in the form of a URL, the file will be opened as a
>> -a Opens with the specified application.
>> -b Opens with the specified application bundle
>> -e Opens with TextEdit.
>> -t Opens with default text editor.
>> -f Reads input from standard input and opens with
>> -F --fresh Launches the app fresh, that is, without
>> restoring windows. Saved persistent state is lost, excluding Untitled
>> -R, --reveal Selects in the Finder instead of opening.
>> -W, --wait-apps Blocks until the used applications are closed
>> (even if they were already running).
>> --args All remaining arguments are passed in argv to the
>> application's main() function instead of opened.
>> -n, --new Open a new instance of the application even if
>> one is already running.
>> -j, --hide Launches the app hidden.
>> -g, --background Does not bring the application to the foreground.
>> -h, --header Searches header file locations for headers
>> matching the given filenames, and opens them.
>> -s For -h, the SDK to use; if supplied, only SDKs
>> whose names contain the argument value are searched.
>> Otherwise the highest versioned SDK in each
>> platform is used.
>> On Fri, Feb 8, 2019 at 3:40 PM Stephen Anderson <sra.linguist at gmail.com>
>>> Would it be possible to get more information on the command line
>>> invocation of Aquamacs? I ask because I use Aquamacs as an external editor
>>> for LaTeX files with TexShop as a viewer, and the latest version of TexShop
>>> has begun to make synchronization with external editors possible. This
>>> involves writing a simple shell script that invokes the editor in question
>>> on the file being previewed in TexShop at the relevant line. For example,
>>> it is suggested that the relevant file for bbedit integration would be
>>> > #!/bin/sh
>>> > /usr/local/bin/bbedit "$2:$1”
>>> For TextMate, the equivalent would be
>>> > #!/bin/tcsh
>>> > set path= ($path /Library/TeX/texbin /usr/texbin /usr/local/bin)
>>> > /usr/local/bin/mate --line $1 $2
>>> or (for /bin/sh) with provision for spaces in file names,
>>> > #!/bin/sh
>>> > /usr/local/bin/mate --line "$1" "$2”
>>> The point is that this functionality seems to be provided if the
>>> command-line version of the editor allows arguments to specify a file and a
>>> line in that file. What arguments does the command-line version of Aquamacs
>>> allow? Unfortunately, installing the tool does not also install a man entry
>>> for it, and I can’t find the answer in the Aquamacs manual itself.
>>> Stephen R. Anderson
>>> Dorothy R. Diebold Professor of Linguistics, Emeritus
>>> Yale University
>>> MacOSX-Emacs mailing list
>>> MacOSX-Emacs at email.esm.psu.edu
>>> List Archives: http://dir.gmane.org/gmane.emacs.macintosh.osx
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the MacOSX-Emacs