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ielm uses the cat program


From: Alex Schroeder
Subject: ielm uses the cat program
Date: 30 Jan 2003 13:19:07 +0100

ielm.el contains the following:

  ;; A dummy process to keep comint happy. It will never get any input
  (if (comint-check-proc (current-buffer)) nil
    (start-process "ielm" (current-buffer) "cat")

When I just installed Emacs 21 on a friend's windows machine without
any unix-like tools on it, M-x ielm would not work because he did not
have cat installed.  Can we replace the cat program with anything
else?

Alex.








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In GNU Emacs 21.2.1 (i386-msvc-nt5.1.2600)
 of 2002-03-19 on buffy
configured using `configure --with-msvc (12.00)'
Important settings:
  value of $LC_ALL: nil
  value of $LC_COLLATE: nil
  value of $LC_CTYPE: nil
  value of $LC_MESSAGES: nil
  value of $LC_MONETARY: nil
  value of $LC_NUMERIC: nil
  value of $LC_TIME: nil
  value of $LANG: DES
  locale-coding-system: iso-latin-1
  default-enable-multibyte-characters: t

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