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Re: [h-e-w] Open files from cygwin shell in emacs in a new buffer, not f

From: Stephen Leake
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] Open files from cygwin shell in emacs in a new buffer, not frame
Date: Tue, 02 Sep 2008 21:12:21 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.2 (windows-nt)

"Scott Plumlee" <address@hidden> writes:

> I'm running EmacsW32 with a cygwin shell inside it.  All the hints I
> find for opening files in the running version of emacs seem to open a
> new frame if I try to do something like "emacsclient FILE" from the
> command line.  Is it possible to have the file open as a new buffer?
> When I get the second frame, I use double the memory on the PC.

That is possible, but I don't know how; I don't use emacsclient.

But out of curiosity, since you are in an Emacs window, why not use
Emacs open file C-x C-f? It has tab completion equal to that used in
the cygwin bash shell (hmm, maybe it's not bash?).

If you use the menu File | Open, you get the Windows file dialog,
which can be painful. You can turn that off and use the Emacs
minibuffer prompt from the menu with some option, but apparently I've
lost track of it; I just don't use the menu :).

-- Stephe

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