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Re: file uncompression with native Windows Emacs


From: Jonathan Groll
Subject: Re: file uncompression with native Windows Emacs
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2016 08:26:31 +0200
User-agent: Wanderlust/2.15.9 (Almost Unreal) Emacs/24.4 Mule/6.0 (HANACHIRUSATO)

On Tue, 13 Dec 2016 15:13:09 -0800 (PST), Gene <address@hidden> wrote:
> 
> Though this may look-like or seem-like something specific, if you use GNU 
> Emacs for Windows long enough you'll discover other problems arising from 
> unixoid development and operational environment of Emacs.
> So if you'd rather fix the problem systemically rather than piecemeal as you 
> encounter problems you might want to consider installing Cygwin then using 
> the package cygwin-mount to point to the repository of unixoid 
> apps/programs/filters which emacs had available to it during it's formative 
> years and pretty much retains to date.
> 
> Here's a snippet from my package list:
>  cygwin-mount       20131111.2146 installed             Teach EMACS about 
> cygwin styles and mount points
> 
> Another incidental advantage of having cygwin installed is that you can run 
> emacs under cygwin if/when you want or need to use emacs in a Unix-like 
> environment, for example with BASH running as a shell in a buffer.
> 
> If you DO opt to install Cygwin I recommend that you follow Steve Yagi(sp)'s 
> advice and NOT install it in c:/cygwin, but rather directly in c:/ so the 
> executables will end up in c:/bin/
> 
> I've encountered the same problems you have with decompression.
> I've often just launched GNU emacs for cygwin from cygwin's terminal then 
> effortlessly converted those compressed files, exited cygwin, then accessed 
> the decompressed files via GNU emacs for Windows.


Alternatively, the Anniversary Update for Windows 10 includes the
Ubuntu bash shell, and it is possible to run emacs in this
subsystem.

I haven't tried this myself, but am curious to know how well this
works in practise, so if anyone here has tried it out, please do share
your experiences.

Cheers,
Jonathan




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