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Re: Using emerge on windows? Funky errors with Temp files


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Using emerge on windows? Funky errors with Temp files
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2011 23:54:29 +0200

> From: fork <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2011 21:31:23 +0000 (UTC)
> 
> Well, maybe set the temp directory to to something that actually exists? Like:
> 
> (setq temporary-file-directory "C:\\Temp")

The temporary directory used by emerge by default is
"c:/DOCUME~1/webbs/LOCALS~1/Temp/", and it surely exists, albeit you
are probably used to its full name:

   c:/Documents and Settings/webbs/Local Settings/Temp/

(The name emerge uses is the 8+3 alias of the full name.)

The problem is that emerge.el had a bug whereby it would escape the
"~" characters with a backslash, which produces an invalid file name
on Windows (because the Windows shell does not treat a backslash as a
quote character).  The patch I sent solves this.



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