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Re: [h-e-w] Unix utilities for Emacs on MS Windows

From: Stephen Leake
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] Unix utilities for Emacs on MS Windows
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2005 12:42:00 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.1006 (Gnus v5.10.6) Emacs/21.3 (windows-nt)

Neil Mackie <address@hidden> writes:

> But why would a shell be a concern when you can do everything from
> within emacs?  &8-> 

I see the smiley, but for newbies we should make clear: a _lot_ of the
functionality of Emacs as an Integrated Development Environment comes
from the ability to run shell commands. So a Gnu-compatible shell
(such as Cygwin bash) enhances Emacs tremendously.

-- Stephe

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