Monday, May 5, 2008

Emacs Tip #20: Exiting Emacs

I almost never use this tip, but some might find it handy:

    C-x C-c
That is the key-binding to exit emacs, it runs save-buffers-kill-emacs, and the documentation for exiting emacs can be read here: Exiting - GNU Emacs Manual

5 comments:

Andrea 'Shand' Cozzolino said...

Really? I always exit emacs using this key-binding.

How do you exit from emacs?

LLP, Andrea

SETH said...

Yeah, I'm curious too. What key chord do you use to exit emacs? Or do you just never exit emacs?

Ermintrude said...

Now this has to be the least useful tip in the series so far - who in their right mind WANTS to quit Emacs?.......

BFW said...

That's exactly it, I never leave Emacs, barring the need to reboot my system. Occasionally Emacs does get confused when someone else is editing a file and I get the (s)teal/(p)roceed/(q)uit prompt, which can cause Emacs to abort.

But other than that, I don't leave.

xradiographer said...

At work, we're required to log-off every night for updates, etc. Plus, to remote access requires the system to be logged-off, too.

At home, I hate leaving the machine running all night doing nothing but adding $0.03 to my electric bill (I'm cheap! and green).

So I use C-x C-c all the time.


But when I hear tales of the 100-day Emacs-session, I do turn another type of green....