[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Trouble saving to the emacs file dir under Windows

From: Davin Pearson
Subject: Re: Trouble saving to the emacs file dir under Windows
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2016 17:14:09 -0700 (PDT)
User-agent: G2/1.0

On Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 1:57:03 AM UTC+12, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2016 00:39:18 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: Davin Pearson <davin dot pearson at gmail dot com>
> > > Is that file really a read-only file?  Does its Properties tab in
> > > Explorer show the Read-only attribute set?  If not, chmod won't help
> > > you, and your problem is probably due to the fact that your user is
> > > denied access to "Program Files" and everything under it.  In that
> > > case, the solution is not to install Emacs under "C:\Program Files",
> > > but elsewhere, preferably on disk D.
> You didn't reply to any of the questions I asked.  You also didn't
> tell enough about your installer module.  So it's hard to help you
> more.

The read only check box is not marked so chmod won't help me here.  My 
installer module adds a line to the dir file pointing to a new folder created 
inside c:/Program Files (x86)/emacs-*.  I managed to manually change the read 
only status of the file "dir" by right clicking on "dir" and choosing 
"Properties", then clicking on "Security" and clicking on Users 
(DAVINPEARSON/Users) and clicking on the box: allow full control.
> One thing I can add to what I already said: the usual way of modifying
> the 'dir' file is by running the 'install-info' utility.  Not sure if
> doing so will solve your problem, but manually updating 'dir' is not a
> good idea, either.

What's wrong with programmatically changing the contents of the "dir" file?

Do you think that I should use the "install-info" utility to patch the "dir" 

Do other flavours of GNU/Linux use the /media folder to access the windows hard 
drives of your computer?  Either way, the installer module could prompt the 
user for the location of the c:\ drive.

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]