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Re: M-x shell RET on Windows not working


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: M-x shell RET on Windows not working
Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2008 15:25:52 +0200

> From: coskun <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 20:08:09 -0800 (PST)
> 
> On Feb 15, 4:11 pm, Mike Treseler <address@hidden> wrote:
> > > * coskun (2008-02-15) writes:
> >
> > >> `M-x shell <RET>' does not work. When I try that, a shell buffer is
> > >> created, but I don't get a prompt.
> >
> > does cmd.exe work at a dos prompt?
> >
> > check:
> > customize-variable shell-dumb-shell-regexp
> >
> >          -- Mike Treseler
> 
> Hi,
> 
> I am using Vista. I don't know how to start in MS-DOS mode, or even if
> that's possible.

He didn't say "start in MS-DOS mode", he said "at a dos prompt", which
is an (admittedly misleading) way of asking you to open a "Command
Prompt" window and see if you can get cmd.exe, the Windows shell, to
work there.  "Command Prompt" should be somewhere on your
Start->Programs->Accessories menu.




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