[erlang-questions] how can I run emacs from erlang

Tony Rogvall tony@REDACTED
Tue Jul 16 18:56:11 CEST 2013

Probably not what you want, but I just remembered that I use this handy little tool daily :-)


(patch that can capture crashing gen_servers are welcome :-)


On 16 jul 2013, at 16:00, Joe Armstrong <erlang@REDACTED> wrote:

> Is there a simple way to run emacs from erlang?
> This doesn't work
> > os:cmd("emacs").  
> "emacs: standard input is not a tty\n"
> I just want to pop up a window with emacs in it (and some text in a buffer)
> and get the text back when the user quits emacs
> Is there an easy way to do this?
> And no - I don't want to run erlang inside emacs - I want the other way around.
> Cheers
> /Joe
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