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Re: [h-e-w] "Esc-x shell" does not bring up the DOS Prompt

From: Dr Francis J. Wright
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] "Esc-x shell" does not bring up the DOS Prompt
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2002 15:10:16 +0100

From: "David C Hubbard" <address@hidden>
To: <address@hidden>
Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2002 2:31 PM
Subject: [h-e-w] "Esc-x shell" does not bring up the DOS Prompt

> I am running windows 98 and Emacs 21.2.1. The reason I had decided to
> originally use BASH was that me DOS prompt was not working. I have tried
> run "runemacs -q" and the problem is still there. Could I substitute the
> "bash" reference in the shell settings for getting BASH to work with the
> DOS command prompt?
> David

Well, in my experience run "out of the box", whereas any
UNIX shell will require some configuration.  Maybe you have some registry or
environment variable settings (such as SHELL) that are upsetting the shell
buffer.  I'm sure you could set Emacs up explicitly to run, but
it's probably easier to unset whatever is preventing it.  You should not
need ANY special settings to run as your shell in Emacs.

I assume you are running Emacs from a Windows shortcut and not from a shell.
If you run it from a UNIX shell then it might pick up environment variables
that are upsetting the Emacs shell setup.


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