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Re: emacsclient from cygwin distro does not work with Cygwin emacs

On 14/03/2012, at 12:36 AM, Ken Brown wrote:

On 3/13/2012 9:04 AM, Markus Hoenicka wrote:
Leo <> was heard to say:

Well, the directory does exist. Furthermore I tried it with
"~/.emacsdata/server/" (tilde instead of expanded home directory)
first and it doesn't work. Strange thing is it *does* work in NTemacs
with the tilde: I can see, that NTemacs creates a file named "server"
in the directory "~/.emacsdata/server/"" and emacsclient then finds
that file.

I can confirm that Emacs does not honor server-auth-dir. I did not
customize this variable or alter it otherwise. Its value is
"~/.emacs.d/server/" which is apparently a hard-coded default. However,
my server file is in "/tmp/emacs45021/", not in "~/.emacs.d/ server/". If
I quit Emacs and create "~/.emacs.d/server/" (which did not exist on my
system), Emacs still does not use this directory when I start it again.

I'll look into this as soon as I can. I don't use emacsclient, so I'll need some
help. Please give me step-by-step instructions for reproducing the problem,
preferably starting with `emacs -Q'. Tell me what happens and what should
happen (with pointers to the documentation).
emacsclient works fine when I unset the environment variable "EMACS_SERVER_FILE". This holds true regardless what server-auth-dir is set to.

In order to produce the error, do the following:

(1) start emacs -Q.
(2) execute in the scratch buffer
      (require 'server)

(setq server-auth-dir "~/")


(3) go to a cygwin bash (outside emacs)

(4) set EMACS_SERVER_FILE to "~/server"

(5) run the command

emacsclient ~/.emacs

and you get the error message from the original post, but you'd expect to get in emacs a buffer displayed with the .emasc file.


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