[Users] Claws completely frozen after the external editor exited
charlescurley at charlescurley.com
Tue Sep 29 20:10:57 CEST 2015
On Tue, 29 Sep 2015 17:34:18 +0200
Francis Moreau <francis.moro at gmail.com> wrote:
> sorry forgot the cut&paste ;)
> the command to start the external editor is "urxvt -e emacs-nox %s"
You should not launch a separate emacs for each document you want to
edit. Instead, launch an instance of emacs, and use that as a server.
The client here is emacsclient. Invoke it from clawsmail like so:
Once upon a time emacs was considered a memory hog ("Eight Megabytes
And Constantly Swapping!"). Emacsclient was the solution in those days,
and I think it is still the preferred one.
Launch an email into emacs with Ctl-Shift-x. Save from time to time as
usual in emacs: Ctl-s. Invoke mail mode as usual, M-x mail-mode. Exit
with Ctl-x #.
I don't know why you use urxvt (I assume it's a variant on rxvt), but
you shouldn't need to. Emacs over x should do just fine.
That may also solve your crashing problem.
Also, it might be a good idea to put the file name indicator inside
single quotes to avoid shell expansion.
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