jdhunter at ace.bsd.uchicago.edu
Mon Jul 21 23:10:57 CEST 2003
>>>>> "Stephen" == Stephen Boulet <stephen.boulet at motorola.com> writes:
Stephen> Can someone who understands the os module better than I
Stephen> offer some insight? I want to open some text in xemacs
Stephen> (on Windows) using os.spawn[*], but I want the text to
Stephen> appear in the current xemacs window, as opposed to
Stephen> opening a new xemacs window.
Stephen> Is this doable? Thanks.
Yep, check out emacs-server and emacs client.
I have only used this for GNU emacs, but I assume XEmacs has the same
or related functionality.
In a nutshell, from within emacs run the function server-start.
Then, create the text you want to feed to an existing emacs session,
by writing to a temporary file:
>>> file('somebuffer', 'w').write('Some message\n')
and send it to the emacs server with
>>> os.system('emacsclient "somebuffer")
This will open the buffer 'somebuffer' in the already running emacs
session with the text 'Some message'
Do you know about pymacs BTW http://www.iro.umontreal.ca/~pinard/pymacs?
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