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I have just installed ntemacs and I would like to open .txt files with it by default. The only executable that it will open with is emacs.exe, but this open a command line window as well and it would be good if I can just get it to open without the command line window.

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You want runemacs.exe rather than emacs.exe.

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Ah I thought it didn't work, so I tried again and it does – Eddy Aug 17 '11 at 11:29

I create the following bat script (usually called emacsc) and associate it with text files and the like

@echo off
if "%~1"=="" goto noargs
"%~dp0\emacs-24.0.50\bin\emacsclientw.exe" -na "%~dp0\emacs-24.0.50\bin\runemacs.exe" %*
goto exit
"%~dp0\emacs-24.0.50\bin\emacsclientw.exe" -na "%~dp0\emacs-24.0.50\bin\runemacs.exe" -e *scratch*


I also add it to the path so that if I run emacsc from the command line.

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