vos.emacs, is designed to be used as a GNU Emacs start-up file to coerce GNU Emacs to emulate VOS Emacs. This reduces context switch time allowing the user to rapidly move between the two editing environments. The author is successfully using this file with GNU Emacs version 20.7.1 running on SunOS 5.7.
.emacs", this file will need to be renamed or edited into the user's current
.emacsfile. To accomplish this, the author's login script (
.profile) includes the following command:
cat vos.emacs my.emacs > .emacs
vos.emacsfile. Users are encouraged to understand these differences. Emulation of the more esoteric commands, in the author's estimation, were not attempted.
Attempts have been made to only emulate raw VOS Emacs, i.e., not
to emulate the author's VOS Emacs environment, customized by his
This goal may not have been fully realized.