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I have in my ~/.bashrc an alias setup so emacs will open in the terminal. How can I open the gui without commenting out the alias, closing down the terminal, re-opening the terminal, and then doing emacs return?

I need to open the GUI every now and then but not too often.

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To workaround an alias, use the full path:

/usr/bin/emacs

or enclose the command in quotes:

'emacs'

or escape any character:

\emacs

You can also remove aliases temporarily using unalias.

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thanks! That is much better than going back and forth. – dustin Apr 16 '13 at 14:00

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