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Re: Emacs and Everything (~ locate) on Windows 8


From: Valentin Baciu
Subject: Re: Emacs and Everything (~ locate) on Windows 8
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2013 16:05:01 +0200

I would try to setup an Windows batch file (.cmd) and call the "runas" executable specifying a different user. With a little bit of tweaking you should be able to make this work without entering your password very often and by keeping the environment of your user.

Even though Voidtools runs as Administrator, it should run your Emacs (or any other program) under a more restrictive account. My suggestion should help you to accomplish that. This is really a question for their support site...


On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 3:41 PM, Sebastien Vauban <address@hidden> wrote:
Jason Rumney wrote:
> On Thursday, 17 January 2013 20:51:55 UTC+8, Sebastien Vauban  wrote:
>
>> - Everything apparently requires to run as an
>>   administrator on Windows Vista, 7 and 8 -- I did not have any problem at all
>>   under Windows XP
>
> The Emacs annoyances you describe are directly caused by trying to adapt
> Emacs to the deficiencies of non-Free software. Perhaps try another tool,
> such as GNU locate, which does not suffer such problems.

I doubt it's related to the fact that Everything is not open (well free
regarding the price).

Another tool such as locate could certainly work, though it's not
straightforward to set up under Cygwin, and locate's contents is only updated
every once in a while.

Everything, on the other hand, is always fully up-to-date. You move a file, it
already knows about that. Very practical.

Best regards,
  Seb

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Sebastien Vauban


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