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Re: emacsW32 can't find gunzip


From: Xah Lee
Subject: Re: emacsW32 can't find gunzip
Date: Sun, 12 Jul 2009 22:19:56 -0700 (PDT)
User-agent: G2/1.0

thanks Will.

The download links at http://unxutils.sourceforge.net/ seems all
broken.

Might try git binaries down the road.

...i've been thinking, perhaps emacs today should simply include all
the unixutil binaries integrated with emacs. That way, saves a lot
trouble. These files are quite small by today's standards.

  Xah
∑ http://xahlee.org/

☄


On Jul 12, 8:58 pm, Will Willis <address@hidden> wrote:
> http://unxutils.sourceforge.net/ is good. Also see the unix binaries that
> come with the windows version of the Git client.
> just
> make sure, as noted above, that where ever you place these binaries,
> the paths are in you PATH environmental variable.
>
> -Will
>
>
>
> On Sun, Jul 12, 2009 at 7:58 PM, Xah Lee <address@hidden> wrote:
> > On Jul 12, 12:29 pm, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
> > > > From: Xah Lee <address@hidden>
> > > > Date: Sat, 11 Jul 2009 22:14:33 -0700 (PDT)
>
> > > > when using emacsW32, in dired, i press Z to uncompress a file, but i
> > > > got this error:
>
> > > > apply: Searching for program: no such file or directory, gunzip
>
> > > > any idea how to fix that?
>
> > > Make sure gzip.exe is in some directory mentioned in exec-path (inside
> > > Emacs) or in Path (outside Emacs).
>
> > > > I have cygwin installed. “which gunzip” shows “/usr/bin/gunzip”.
>
> > > There's no such thing as "/usr/bin/gunzip" on Windows: every absolute
> > > file name must begin with a drive letter or two slashes.  Cygwin hides
> > > the drive letter (and possibly also a few leading directories) to
> > > pretend there's a Posix-standard directory tree on your machine, but
> > > that's an illusion that only Cygwin programs can share.  EmacsW32,
> > > being a native Windows program, cannot.
>
> > > > Manually gunning gunzip or gzip -d with shell-command works fine.
>
> > > Probably because your shell is set to the Cygwin shell.  But Z invokes
> > > gzip via call-process, which bypasses the shell, so you need to play
> > > by the Windows rules.
>
> > thanks a lot. very informative.
>
> > after looking into this with your help, i think my problem is about
> > emacs unable to execute unix shell script.
>
> > pressing Z in dired to compress a file is no problem. The problem is
> > with uncompressing. The gunzip is located at
>
> > c:/cygwin/bin/gunzip
>
> > however, it is just a shell script, the content is:
>
> > #!/bin/sh
> > PATH=${GZIP_BINDIR-'/usr/bin'}:$PATH
> > exec gzip -d "$@"
>
> > So, it seems to me, dired of emacs on Windows is unable execute this
> > unix shell script as is...
>
> > any suggestion on getting emacs to call gzip -d directly?
>
> > at this point, a easy practical solution is just to define the key Z
> > in dired and hook it to my own function that parse file name to
> > determine to compress or uncompress than call shell-command with
> > gzip... modding dired elisp file seems will take much longer ...
>
> > thanks for any thoughts.
>
> >  Xah
> > ∑http://xahlee.org/
>
> > ☄



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