Command Example Command Arguments Environment
You can specify action arguments for Emacs when you resume it after
a suspension. To prepare for this, put the following code in your
.emacs' file (see Hooks):
(add-hook 'suspend-hook 'resume-suspend-hook) (add-hook 'suspend-resume-hook 'resume-process-args)
As further preparation, you must execute the shell script
emacs.csh' (if you use csh as your shell) or `
you use bash as your shell). These scripts define an alias named
edit, which will resume Emacs giving it new command line
arguments such as files to visit.
Only action arguments work properly when you resume Emacs. Initial arguments are not recognized---it's too late to execute them anyway.
Note that resuming Emacs (with or without arguments) must be done from
within the shell that is the parent of the Emacs job. This is why
edit is an alias rather than a program or a shell script. It is
not possible to implement a resumption command that could be run from
other subjobs of the shell; no way to define a command that could be
made the value of
EDITOR, for example. Therefore, this feature
does not take the place of the Emacs Server feature (see Emacs Server).
The aliases use the Emacs Server feature if you appear to have a
server Emacs running. However, they cannot determine this with complete
accuracy. They may think that a server is still running when in
actuality you have killed that Emacs, because the file
/tmp/.esrv...' still exists. If this happens, find that
file and delete it.