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Re: AUCTex in WSL cannot find TeX Live in Win


From: petepetite75
Subject: Re: AUCTex in WSL cannot find TeX Live in Win
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2022 16:46:23 +0200

Hi Ikumi,
> Ah, I see. Your MUA seems broken at generating plain text alternative
> part. I guess it dismisses everything between "<" and ">", whereas it
> retains "<something>" in the html alternative. Probably "FreeMail
> powered by mail.de" is responsible for that. (I prefer plain text over
> html format, so I configured my MUA to display plain text alternative
> rather than html alternative.)
Thank you for the hint, good to hear at least it was not my own mistake. I will yet have to find out how to switch to plain text in mail.de.



> I think that you have cmd.exe in your PATH and expect that
> cmd.exe
Are you saying that I should have cmd.exe in my windows PATH environment-variables? Then I suppose I do, because I have %SystemRoot&\system32 which should contain cmd.exe. 

> on wsl console opens windows command prompt. If it does, close it by
> entering "exit" at the prompt and try the following:
> 1. Start wsl emacs session and load AUCTeX (i.e., open some (La)TeX
> document.)
> 2. Insert
> (start-process "dummy" (current-buffer) TeX-shell TeX-shell-command-option "cmd.exe")
> at the last of *scratch* buffer and type C-x C-e just after the
> closing ")". Does it open a windows command prompt successfully? If
> not, what does emacs report?

Again, that same process-dummy msg that gets mutilated by mail.de Hope it is displayed in full this way: ("#<process-dummy>")
It seems to be a tricky case.  Thanks once again for your patience.


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