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Re: [h-e-w] Another problem with MinGW shell in Emacs: directory trackin

From: Stephen Leake
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] Another problem with MinGW shell in Emacs: directory tracking
Date: 16 Oct 2003 16:44:51 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3

Kai Grossjohann <address@hidden> writes:

> In Emacs, I set explicit-shell-file-name to "sh.exe", the args to
> "--login" and "-i".  I then do M-x shell RET.  Good.  I change to a
> directory ~/foo.  Type C-x C-f bar.c RET.  Good.
> Change to another directory e:/baz.  Type C-x C-f...  Bad!

Two points. First, a matter of style. Don't use the shell to change
directories; First do C-x C-f, _then_ do e:/baz/... That always works.

Second, what you did works for me when I use Cygwin bash as the
sub-shell. I haven't tried it with Mingw sh; maybe that's a

Ok, three points; there is an emacs library that handles cygwin paths;
maybe it handles mingw paths as well. cygmount.el, or something; I
don't use it.

-- Stephe

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