Subject: Re: reportbug and remapped "edit"
On Wed 11 Jan 2017 at 09:27:17 (-0500), Boyan Penkov wrote:
> I am trying to use reportbug to file a bug report.
> However, my .zshrc contains "alias edit='emacsclient -c -s
> /tmp/emacs1000/server", as I have an emacs session running and would like
> to be able to use "edit file.txt" in the terminal to spawn a connection to
> When running reportbug, this yields:
> Spawning emacsclient...
> emacsclient: connect: Connection refused
> emacsclient: No socket or alternate editor. Please use:
> --server-file (or environment variable EMACS_SERVER_FILE)
> --alternate-editor (or environment variable ALTERNATE_EDITOR)
> Warning: possible error exit from emacsclient: 256
> No changes were made in the editor.
> Ok, fine -- what's the workaround?
In bash, you could try running reportbug in a subshell in which you
unset either expand_aliases or the alias itself. I haven't bothered
to search all the subsections of man zsh, but there may be something
Aliasing system commands is always a bit fraught.