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Re: call-process in scratch buffer with non-existent default-directory


From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: call-process in scratch buffer with non-existent default-directory
Date: 29 Aug 2001 10:11:35 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.0.105

>>>>> "Roland" == Roland Winkler <address@hidden> writes:
> Signaling: (file-error "Setting current directory" "no such file or 
> directory" "/nfs/home/winkler/scratch/")
>   call-process("lynx" nil t nil "-dump" "http://dict.leo.org/?search=We";)

Under Unix, every process has a "current directory".  When Emacs starts
a new process, it uses `default-directory' as the current directory for
that process.  For that reason `default-directory' should always have
a meaningful value.


        Stefan



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