emacs daemon startup and service script
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README.creole
initd

README.creole

An init.d script for starting Emacs as a daemon.

You can install this, as root, in init.d to start and stop an Emacs daemon at box boot.

It supports the usual start/stop but also:

  • status reports the current status of the emacs daemon instance
  • eval evaluates lisp, for example:
$ /etc/init.d/emacs eval '(emacs-uptime)'
1 hour, 47 minutes, 26 seconds
  • command evaluates a command, just simpler function calling:
$ /etc/init.d/emacs command 'elnode-start 8001 "localhost"'
  • install installs a package, optionally from the specified archive:
$ /etc/init.d/emacs install elnode /vagrant/my-elpa