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I call emacs within the terminal to do quick editing of files, and would like to bypass the long load times.

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Here's how you improve startup times:

  • For quick editing, you can always start Emacs with "emacs -q" / "emacs -no-site-file"

  • You can connect to an already running (and initialized) instance of Emacs using emacsclient

  • You can configure any package to load only on demand or manually. But that depends on how you configured it in the first place. (Did you edit .emacs? Did a package manager install it?)

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the emacs -q is really handy thanks a lot. I edited the .emacs file, do you have an example of how to configure a package to load on demand on manually? – bneil Jun 30 '11 at 17:38 However,… implies that might not work for CEDET after all. – nschum Jun 30 '11 at 18:47

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