Commit e60e4a75 authored by Richard M. Stallman's avatar Richard M. Stallman

(Entering Emacs): Clean up text about restarting Emacs for each file.

parent e59d2bef
......@@ -39,12 +39,15 @@ file, you exit the editor. The next time you want to edit a file, you
must start the editor again. Working this way, it is convenient to
use a command-line argument to say which file to edit.
It's not smart to start Emacs afresh for every file you edit. Emacs
can visit more than one file in a single editing session, and upon
exit Emacs loses valuable accumulated context, such as the kill ring,
registers, undo history, and mark ring. These features are useful for
operating on multiple files, or even one. If you kill Emacs after
each file, you don't take advantage of them.
However, killing Emacs after editing one each and starting it afresh
for the next file is both unnecessary and harmful, since it denies you
the full power of Emacs. Emacs can visit more than one file in a
single editing session, and that is the right way to use it. Exiting
the Emacs session loses valuable accumulated context, such as the kill
ring, registers, undo history, and mark ring. These features are
useful for operating on multiple files, or even continuing to edit one
file. If you kill Emacs after each file, you don't take advantage of
them.
The recommended way to use GNU Emacs is to start it only once, just
after you log in, and do all your editing in the same Emacs session.
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