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Re: gunzip problem on Windows


From: Xah Lee
Subject: Re: gunzip problem on Windows
Date: Thu, 5 Nov 2009 11:38:17 -0800 (PST)
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On Nov 5, 6:26 am, Kevin Rodgers <address@hidden> wrote:
> Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> >> From: Xah Lee <address@hidden>
> >> Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2009 08:32:36 -0800 (PST)
>
> >> when using emacs on Windows, when in dired, when i press Z on a file
> >> that's gzip compressed, emacs tells me:
> >> 'gunzip' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
>
> >> the problem is apparently that emacs won't recognize the gunzip shell
> >> script without the exe suffix. (the gunzip is in the same dir as
> >> gzip.exe) But if i rename gunzip to gunzip.exe, but Windows complain
> >> that the file is not a exe format.
>
> >> How to solve this problem?
>
> > It might work to copy gzip.exe into gunzip.exe.
>
> > Failing that, create a batch file gunzip.bat that does the same as the
> > shell script gunzip, and put it somewhere on your Path.
>
> Why not just rename the existing gunzip script to gunzip.bat?

i tried that... then emacs tries to run the bash script as if it is a
cmb.exe bat file... renaming it to gunzip.sh doesn't work neither...
see my other msg.

 Xah


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