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Re: Wrong type argument: stringp, nil

From: Kevin Rodgers
Subject: Re: Wrong type argument: stringp, nil
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2004 17:52:16 -0600
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Seth B Schapiro ;011;wsen1; wrote:
> When I try to open a file with no extension such as ".emacs" or a file
> with the ".txt" extension, I receive the error message "Wrong type
> argument: stringp, nil

Does this happen when you invoke emacs from the command line with the
-q --no-sit-file options?

> If I open an emacs buffer, and select "File -> Open File" this problem
> is no longer apparent.  This issue began when a file had to be
> recovered that was being edited within vi.

<menu-bar> <files> <open-file> runs the command find-file

How did you open the file as described in the first paragraph, such
that it caused the error?

> Please let me know via email to "sbs1947@rit.edu" what can be done to
> correct this problem

C-h i
m emacs RET
g Reporting Bugs RET
M-x report-emacs-bug RET

Kevin Rodgers

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