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[ale] emacs?

[root at ddd /root]# /usr/bin/emacs
bin/bash: /usr/bin/emacs: No such file or directory
[root at ddd /root]# find / -name emacs
[root at ddd /root]#
[root at ddd /root]#

As far as I can tell, there is no file named emacs on my system.  The above
are directories.  The only reason I tried the alias emacs=... is because
emacs would not load at all

-----Original Message-----
 From: Joe Bayes <jbayes at occs.cs.oberlin.edu>
To: Matthew Brown <matthew.brown at cordata.net>
Cc: ALE <ale at ale.org>
Date: Wednesday, January 13, 1999 6:08 PM
Subject: Re: [ale] emacs?

>Matthew Brown typeth:
>>I installed RHL5.2 and asked for emacs to be installed as well.  The
>>went fine - no glitches.  HOWEVER, when I try to run emacs, it gives me:
>>bin/bash: /usr/local/bin/gemacs: No such file or directory
>>In fact, it isn't there.  But I cannot install the rpm's from RedHat
>>they say it is already installed.  I followed instructions in an emacs
>>README which said to:
>>alias emacs=/usr/local/bin/gemacs
>The emacs rpm distributed with RHL5.2 installs emacs as
>/usr/bin/emacs. Normally, when you type "emacs" at the shell prompt,
>your shell searches all of the directories listed in the environment
>variable PATH (type "echo $PATH" to see them), and runs the first
>program it finds called "emacs".
>When you typed "alias emacs=/usr/local/bin/gemacs", however, you told
>your shell to, instead of searching your PATH for emacs, instead to
>simply run the program /usr/local/bin/gemacs. Since, as you stated,
>/usr/local/bin/gemacs doesn't exist, your shell returns an error
>message. (The README you read was probably either outdated or just
>plain wrong.)
>To fix this, just log out and log back in again and you should be all
>set.  (If you put the line "alias emacs=/usr/local/bin/gemacs" in your
>.bashrc, then you'll have to remove it and then log out and log in
>Let me know if this doesn't work.