[olug] getting to emacs

Sam Deel sdeel at home.com
Tue Aug 22 05:12:45 UTC 2000

"Mark A. Martin" wrote:
> Since you can't exec emacs from the command line, it isn't in your
> path.  First, check to make sure that there are reasonable directories
> in your path by looking at the output from
> echo $PATH

looked ok

> rpm -ql emacs | less
listed many files
/usr/bin/ had 5 files:/usr/bin/b2m /usr/bin/emacsclient (I tried
enteriing this and it asked if the server was running) /usr/bin/etags
/usr/bin/gctags /usr/bin/rcs-checkin 

/usr/lib/emacs is a directory and has another dir /usr/lib/emacs/20.3

/usr/man/man1/emacs.1 (I was unsucessful at routing this to man) 

/usr/share/emacs/20.3 had many files with all caps names, some with
'tutorial' in the name, and other files that looked from names to be
emacs/lisp routines

there were many other directories and files.  Its there, but either it
is not set up, or some GUI/menu item (that I can't find) knows how to
use all these files where they are.  I thought someone might remember
how they got it going.

>  find / -name emacs

this found the 2 directories /usr/lib/emacs and /usr/share/emacs
mentioned above.  xemacs and Xemacs found nothing.

> rpm -qa | grep -i emacs | less

This yielded emacs-20.3-15 and emacs-nox-20.3-15 (nox is a non x
> Once you know which emacs packages are installed, you can query those
> packages using rpm -ql as I described for the package "emacs" above.
I am afraid I am still at a loss.

Thanks for trying.

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