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Re: emacs 24 find-dired problems on Windows


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: emacs 24 find-dired problems on Windows
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2012 07:30:15 +0300

> From: Xah Lee <address@hidden>
> Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2012 15:23:43 -0700 (PDT)
> 
> there seems to be a problem of emacs 24's find-dired.
> 
> when using GNU Emacs 24.1.50.1, calling find-dired, i got one of this:
> 
>   2533274790481547    2 -rwx------   1 h3       None         2994 Apr
> 28 20:52 xx\ saga\ of\ bsof\ 2011-07-22.html
> 
> note the backslash there.
> 
> when i move the cursor to that line and press Enter, i get:
> 
> dired-get-file-for-visit: File no longer exists; type `g' to update
> dired buffer

My crystal ball says that you are using a Cygwin build of Find, which
produces file names with spaces escaped in a style suitable for a
Unixy shell, which the native Windows Emacs cannot grok (because
backslashes are directory separators in native Windows file names).

Solution: use a native Windows port of Find.



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