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Re: Newbie question re ediff

From: rgb
Subject: Re: Newbie question re ediff
Date: 14 Feb 2007 08:18:25 -0800
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On Feb 9, 3:18 pm, mkeller <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi all,
> This comes from a emacs novice. I've searched the old posts and found
> several querries related to mine, but all the answers are over my head...
> thus, please answer like you're talking to a "emacs challenged" person when
> replying :).
> I use emacs version 21-3 for programming in R (ESS). I'm running on Windows
> XP. I would really like to use the "ediff" or "diff" functions but cannot
> figure out how to do this. If I simply go to Tools -> Compare I get this:
> "No such file or directory, diff"
> After reading previous querries & responses on this forum, I installed
> diffutils-2.8.7-1.exe and placed those utilities in the folder: C:\Program
> Files\GnuWin32.
> Now someone on a previous response said you need to change your _emacs file
> "appropriately," but I have no idea how to do that. Do I need to change the
> _emacs file so that emacs knows where to find the diff program? If so, how
> do I do that? If not, what do I need to do to use diff within emacs?
> Appologies for the level of this question, and thanks in advance,

I just put diff and diff3 in my emacs\bin directory so I wouldn't need
deal with how to add a new directory to whatever list it needs to be

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