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Re: ShellExecute failed

From: Jason Rumney
Subject: Re: ShellExecute failed
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2004 23:25:33 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.1006 (Gnus v5.10.6) Emacs/21.3.50 (windows-nt)

Sam Steingold <address@hidden> writes:

> M-x browse-url RET
> http://clisp.cons.org RET
> the browser shows the web page just fine, but Emacs signals an error:
> Debugger entered--Lisp error: (error "ShellExecute failed: The system cannot 
> find the file specified.
> ")
>   w32-shell-execute("open" "http://clisp.cons.org";)

This function only reports what the system tells it. Since the OS is
not Free, we can only speculate about what is going wrong, but
w32-shell-execute does seem to be doing everything according to the
documented system interfaces.

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