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Re: [h-e-w] cygwin setup guide / Emacs from Bash Question

From: Stephen Leake
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] cygwin setup guide / Emacs from Bash Question
Date: 23 May 2002 12:45:12 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2

Paul Whitfield <address@hidden> writes:

> One think I find is that If I every run emacs (well actually
> gnuclientw.exe) from the bash prompt it does weird things
> to my environment. The cygwin environment screws up my
> normal emacs environment.

You've got things backwards; you're supposed to start Emacs every
morning, and never leave it. Only run bash from Emacs :).

That's what I do. I set _all_ my environment variables, and path, in
.emacs. Actually, I have several small snippets of elisp that let me
change the environment variables for different projects. Easier than
maintaining bash scripts or using the control panel.

> Does anyone have a work arround for this? Currently my only solution
> is to never run emacs from bash... which is a pain since I you
> cygwin based development tools.

Think of Emacs as your shell, and bash as a low-level subsidiary tool :).

-- Stephe

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