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bug#8653: 24.0.50; `M-x grep' output converts `~' to /cygdrive/c/...


From: npostavs
Subject: bug#8653: 24.0.50; `M-x grep' output converts `~' to /cygdrive/c/...
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:36:46 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.2 (gnu/linux)

tags 8653 notabug
close 8653
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Andy Moreton <address@hidden> writes:

> On Thu 12 May 2011, Drew Adams wrote:
>
>> It sounds like you are confirming that "the problem" exists even for later
>> Cygwin versions: Users cannot have HOME=c:\ and avoid the noise.  Is that
>> correct?
>>
>> Users should be able to have HOME= c:\.
>> That should be a no-brainer.
>
> Sure - tell cygwin that /home is mounted at C:\ and you're done.
>
>> But this bug report is not about fixing Cygwin.  If there is nothing Emacs 
>> could
>> or should do here, then we can close this bug.
>
> Agreed.

Sounds like the best fix is for the user to configure cygwin to
translate '/cygdrive/c' into '~' (if they want HOME=C:\), therefore I'm
closing this.





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