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Re: M-x locate fails with no such directory /


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: M-x locate fails with no such directory /
Date: Thu, 07 Aug 2003 19:04:30 +0200

> From: Robert Mecklenburg <address@hidden>
> Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2003 13:20:16 -0600
> 
> EZ> Why is "/" wrong for NTEmacs?  It means the root directory on the
> EZ> current drive.
> 
> Okay, I agree with your statement.  Nevertheless I get an emacs error
> (and backtrace) with "/" and not with "C:/".  I don't know why.

I don't know either.  This snippet from your backtrace:

    Debugger entered--Lisp error: (file-error "Setting current directory" "no 
such file or directory" "/")
      call-process("locate" nil t nil "cimsoft/Makefile")

doesn't make sense to me: it seems to suggest that Emacs cannot chdir
to the root of the current drive.  Does "M-x cd RET / RET" also fail
on that drive if you type it inside an Emacs session?




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