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Re: [NEWBIE] exec path not expanding


From: John Russell
Subject: Re: [NEWBIE] exec path not expanding
Date: 25 Sep 2003 11:38:29 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3

Kevin Rodgers <address@hidden> writes:

> Robert Pollard wrote:
> 
> > Hello everyone,
> > I am curious as to why my exec path is not expanding the PATH
> > variable.  Does it expand it when it uses it or should it be
> > expanded in the exec-path variable?
> > I cannot get a directory listing and as per a previous post I get an
> > error that it can't find the ls program.  Could this be the cause?
> > exec-path's value is
> > ("/$SYBASE/$SYBASE_OCS/bin" "$SYBASE/$SYBASE_ASE/bin" "$PATH"
> > "/Applications/Emacs.app/Contents/MacOS/bin"
> > "/Applications/Emacs.app/Contents/MacOS/libexec")
> 
> Hmmm.  What do (getenv "SYBASE"), (getenv "SYBASE_OCS"), (getenv 
> "SYBASE_ASE"),
> and (getenv "PATH") return?

They return the value of the environment variable of the argument.

C-h f is a great way to figure out what functions do and what they
return.

C-h v is good for variables.

C-h for modes

M-x apropos when you are really desperate

John


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