I have emacs on OS X that comes pre-installed, and is found in
/usr/bin/emacs. It does not allow me to run it as a bg process (using &) and does not present me with a nice GUI.
I therefore installed the GUI package of emacs, which gets installed in
/Applications/Emacs.app/Contents/MacOS - the executable name is
I want my OS X to always point to
/Applications/Emacs.app/Contents/MacOS/Emacs instead of
/usr/bin/emacs. I updated my
.profile and added the path of graphical Emacs to the PATH.
Now if I run
which emacs, it results in:
- Why would this work? Why is the Emacs GUI app now used instead of the pre-installed one?
- Why is the system printing 'emacs' in lowercase while the actual application name starts with an upper case?