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

 From: Lennart Borgman Subject: Re: [h-e-w] Unix utilities for Emacs on MS Windows Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2005 11:12:07 +0100 User-agent: Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0.7 (Windows/20050923)

```Ismael Valladolid Torres wrote:

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```Not much feedback to give. Windows is a dangerous place to live in and
in order to avoid viruses and spyware I usually prefer being a non
form of a zipped or tarred archive I can simply uncompress it and add
the resulting bin to my personal path. If I needed to run an installer,
before I would need to contact my IT department in order to become an
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I tried to write the installer in such a way that you do not need admin priv.
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```Moreover I am simply used to UNIX way of life where all the
configuration goes to plain text files under /etc or under your home in
form of dotfiles. Usually I am not aware of how much garbage an
installer puts in my registry, so better simply uncompress things and
run them being in full control of their configuration.
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That makes me remember someone wanted a list of all changes to the registry. I forgot to make such a list (which will be very short).
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```My way: Getting a compiled emacs archive, uncompressing it to C:\emacs,
adding C:\emacs\bin to my path, setting HOME to C:\cygwin\home\ismaeval2
and putting there my .emacs, adding a shortcut to gnuclienw.exe to my
SendTo folder, and that's it!
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You need to start gnuserv too yourself I guess when you do it this way. For me as a typical command line user it is also important to make it possible to start editing a new file from the command line so I add that also in the installer. (And I add a shortcut to the SendTo folder too;-)
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Why do you add Emacs to your path? Is that needed outside of Emacs?

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```Hope this makes sense. :)
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Yes, it surely does. When I wrote EmacsW32 I tried to target both new and old users, but that is not very easy ;-)
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