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Re: [h-e-w] My Emacs behavs strange after installing Cygwin

From: Michael Campbell
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] My Emacs behavs strange after installing Cygwin
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 05:50:44 -0800 (PST)

Harald Maier wrote:

> "Rasmussen Jens (ICM MP P SW 2 AAL)" <address@hidden>
>>I have been running Emacs flawlessly on my Win2K machine until I
>>installed Cygwin. Suddenly the .emacs file had to be placed in the
>>Cygwin root folder & my Recent Files (recentf.el) does not work any
>>more. Why?
> Just a dark shot. Maybe you have not specified a HOME environment
> variable. You can create the variable in the system settings
> Here an example how it is defined on my system:
>    Name : HOME
>    Value: f:/home/maierh

Cygwin does this weird mounting thing by default; it mounts its root 
and tmp to a (cygwin virtual) "/" and "/tmp".  I hate it, but they 
didn't ask me.  =)

IIRC, you can issue a "umount /".  Try that and see if your emacs 
behaves as you would expect.

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