Up: Using X-based workstations
Our standard editor is emacs (an alternative is nedit).
emacs help page
for a discussion of some useful features.
emacs can be slow to start up. To get round this you can
This will re-use the crrent emacs window if available, rather than
start a new one. When you have finished with a file loaded in this way,
- Call the function server-start either from the keyboard
<Extend char>-x server-start) or by putting
(server-start) in your
- Set the EDITOR environment variable to emacsclient.
To do this automatically on login add export EDITOR=emacsclient