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Re: emacs on windows


From: rustom
Subject: Re: emacs on windows
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 06:57:04 -0800 (PST)
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On Feb 11, 5:13 pm, Sven Utcke <address@hidden>
wrote:
>
> Have a look athttp://www.cam.hi-ho.ne.jp/oishi/indexen.html---
> wouldn't know how to use Windows without it!  Essentially it adds
> Emacs Keybindings to _all_ Windows programs (can be disabled on a
> per-program basis, of course, and also configured per program).
>
> In fact, I now wish something like this would exist for Linux :-)
>
> Hope this helps --- it certainly helped me!
>
Thanks Sven. XKeymacs certainly looks interesting.  But my problem
with emacs on windows is not primarily with key-bindings. Its that the
general linux paradigm does not work.

Here are some egs.

- paths dont make sense (to me) -- sometimes spaces, sometimes no
spaces, sometimes '/' sometimes '\'
- whats the equivalent of $HOME $PATH etc? It seems to have some. But
I cant make sense of it
- I cant find the fonts I use in linux
- M-x shell seems broken -- puts all kinds of control characters
- large nos of utilities used from inside emacs -- locate, man etc
dont work. Expecting man on windows is of course too much but locate?
And windows explorer find never finds me the stuff I am looking for.


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