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Re: egrep error: egrep: /usr/dict/words: No such file or directory


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: egrep error: egrep: /usr/dict/words: No such file or directory
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2007 21:18:14 +0300

> Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2007 09:48:35 +0100
> From: David R <address@hidden>
> 
> Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> >> Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2007 22:54:07 +0100
> >> From: David R <address@hidden>
> >>
> >> Is there any way I tell tell emacs to use egrep through a cygwin shell 
> >> not a cmd shell?
> > 
> > Try customizing shell-file-name.
> > 
> > 
> I have tried for an hour now
> (custom-set-variables
>    ;; custom-set-variables was added by Custom.
>    ;; If you edit it by hand, you could mess it up, so be careful.
>    ;; Your init file should contain only one such instance.
>    ;; If there is more than one, they won't work right.
>   '(pr-gs-command "c:\\Program Files\\gs\\gs8.56\\bin\\gswin32c.exe")
>   '(pr-gv-command "C:\\Program Files\\Ghostgum\\gsview\\gsview32.exe")
>   '(ps-paper-type "a4")
>   '(w32shell-add-emacs-to-path nil)
>   '(w32shell-cygwin-bin "C:\\cygwin\\bin")
>   '(w32shell-dynamic-complete-sync-dirs t)
>   '(w32shell-msys-bin "C:\\msys\\1.0\\bin")
>   '(w32shell-shell (quote cygwin) nil nil "this was cygwin and egrep 
> used dos path .now is cmd"))
> (custom-set-faces
>    ;; custom-set-faces was added by Custom.
>    ;; If you edit it by hand, you could mess it up, so be careful.
>    ;; Your init file should contain only one such instance.
>    ;; If there is more than one, they won't work right.
>   )
> (require 'w32shell)
> (setq shell-file-name "cygwin")
> (setq w32shell-set-shell "cygwin")
> 
> 
> yet still in the <tools> menu <w32 shells> are listed in the following 
> order
> cmd
> cygwin
> msys

Sorry, I cannot help you further: I don't use Cygwin tools.

I can only say that a native Windows port of egrep works just fine
there.




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