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Re: [h-e-w] Perl in shell with portable Emacs installation

From: Claire_B
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] Perl in shell with portable Emacs installation
Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2010 01:22:54 -0700 (PDT)

Claire_B wrote:
> I've tried installing cygwin 1.7 for the unix tools, and Strawberry Perl
> Portable for perl, but I can't figure out how to link them to emacs. I
> guess it's only a path problem, but all the info I've found on the
> internet relates to "static" (ie on a given computer) installations and I
> couldn't get them to run on my usb drive (I'm trying to run perl in a
> shell from emacs, not edit perl files in emacs in perl-mode or cperl-mode)

I finally solved the problem. I needed to have the perl and gnuwin32
directories both in the exec-path and the general path.  Invoking perl or
some other command from within Emacs now works.
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