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[h-e-w] emacs daemon and emacsclientw configuration on MS Windows

From: Kerry Maize
Subject: [h-e-w] emacs daemon and emacsclientw configuration on MS Windows
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2017 23:26:50 -0400

I am trying to set up the emacs server daemon and use emacsclientw on
MS Windows so that files can be opened into the existing emacs
instance without the delay and overhead associated with starting
additional instances of emacs for each file opened. An example
describing steps to configure the emacs daemon and client on Windows
is provided in the emacswiki for MS Windows:

But like an earlier poster I had no success.

Can anyone provide an example for MS Windows showing how to run the
daemon on startup and have all files open into a single emacs

Here are my results using the steps described in the wiki which involves:

Running emacs as a daemon, runemacs.exe --daemon
Followed by invoking emacsclientw.exe with the appropriate options.

Starting the daemon succeeds (I see emacs.exe in the process list),
but invoking emacsclient produces errors. The wiki says to create a
shortcut to emacsclientw.exe and change the target to

X:\path\to\emacs\bin\emacsclientw.exe -na
"X:\path\to\emacs\bin\emacsclientw.exe" -c -n

Is this correct? It looks like the client is invoked twice. Using the
target as shown does not run the program and produces the error "file
name or argument required". Using only the first part of the target
shown above

X:\path\to\emacs\bin\emacsclientw.exe -na

produces a generic error. Using only the second part

X:\path\to\emacs\bin\emacsclientw.exe -c -n

produces the error "No socket or alternate editor." (The official
emacsclient options are described here.)

Any suggestions? Emacs runs fine in standard mode, that is, not in
daemon mode. Version 25.1. I would prefer to run the daemon rather
than starting the server in my initialization file.

-- km

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