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Open files in an existing Emacs server. See also emacs. More information:

  • Open a file in an existing Emacs server (using GUI if available):

emacsclient {{path/to/file}}

  • Open a file in console mode (without an X window):

emacsclient --no-window-system {{path/to/file}}

  • Open a file in a new Emacs window:

emacsclient --create-frame {{path/to/file}}

  • Evaluate a command, printing the output to stdout, and then quit:

emacsclient --eval '({{command}})'

  • Specify an alternative editor in case no Emacs server is running:

emacsclient --alternate-editor {{editor}} {{path/to/file}}

  • Stop a running Emacs server and all its instances, asking for confirmation on unsaved files:

emacsclient --eval '(save-buffers-kill-emacs)'