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

From: Evgeniy Dolzhenko
Subject: Re: Is it possible to run rgrep in emacs on Win32?
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2012 13:37:10 +0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.94 (windows-nt)

Here is what works for me on Win7

;; Cygwin for find/grep
(setenv "PATH" (concat "C:\\cygwin\\bin;" (getenv "PATH")))

in .emacs

1. GNU Emacs (i386-mingw-nt6.1.7601)
2. CygWin in C:\cygwin some pretty outdated version

It's dog slow though :(


Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: Steinar Bang <address@hidden>
>> Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2012 11:21:41 +0200
>> Platform: emacs 23.2.1,
>>           GnuWin32 FindUtils 4.2.20-2
>>           GnuWin32 Grep-2.5.4
> What version of Windows is that?
>> Does anyone know of a way to make the emacs rgrep command work on
>> windows?
> 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.  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:
> However, lately someone told me that my build doesn't work well on
> Windows Vista and later, 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.

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