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Re: SHELL in shell.el

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: SHELL in shell.el
Date: Sun, 02 Dec 2001 13:52:34 -0500

> Recent changes in shell.el use shell-file-name instead of
> (getenv "SHELL") and the default "/bin/shell".  The new code doesn't 
> quite do the same thing as the old, so I wonder what was the reason for 
> the change.

shell-file-name defaults to (or (getenv "SHELL") "/bin/sh"),
so it shouldn't make much of a difference.  The reason for the change
was that someone complained that M-x shell didn't work even though he
had set his shell-file-name properly.

Could it introduce a problem ?


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