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Re: Is it possible to run rgrep in emacs on Win32?

From: Steinar Bang
Subject: Re: Is it possible to run rgrep in emacs on Win32?
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2012 17:26:03 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.130004 (Ma Gnus v0.4) Emacs/23.4 (gnu/linux)

>>>>> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>:

> What version of Windows is that?

2008 Server R2 SP1.

> First, try Emacs 23.3 or later, there were some changes made there to
> fix problems with very long command lines, perhaps you are hitting
> that limit. 

Thanks!  Will try!

> If that doesn't help, maybe advice below will.

> "M-x rgrep" works for me on Windows XP, but I use Fiindutils that I
> built myself, as the GnuWin32 provided port is broken (in particular,
> xargs is affected).  You can find my port here:


Thanks again!  Will look at this one as well.

> However, lately someone told me that my build doesn't work well on
> Windows Vista and later,

2008 R2 will qualify there.  It is on the same generation as Win7 I

> because Microsoft changed the way quoted wildcards are processed by
> the startup code that globs them: now wildcards are globbed even if
> they are quoted.  If you are using such a new version of Windows, the
> only solution I know of is to downgrade to an even older version 4.1
> of Findutils from here:


> I think someone told me that this port does work on newer Windows
> versions.

Ok.  Will try this one as well if none of the above works.


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