From what I have read, one way to speed up the emacs startup is to run
emacs --daemon on login and then open files using
emacslient instead of
emacs, which will access the running emacs server instead of creating a new emacs instance.
However, I prefer to not put proframs in my autostart unless absolutely necessary, as a way yo speed up the login process. Is there a robust way to detect if an emacs server is running? This would let me write a simple script that would spawn the emacs server the first time I open a file with emacs.
#!/bin/sh if emacs_daemon_is_not_running # <-- How do I do this? then emacs --daemon fi emacsclient -c "$@"