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Re: [Orgmode] [PATCH 0/2] Teach org-version to include git version info

From: Manish
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] [PATCH 0/2] Teach org-version to include git version information
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2009 19:46:48 +0530

On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 7:32 PM, Nick Dokos<address@hidden> wrote:
> Bernt Hansen <address@hidden> wrote:
> ...
>>    (shell-command (concat "GITDIR=" dir " && git describe --abbrev=4 HEAD"))
> ...
> Disclaimer: I touch Windows once a day to check a mail account and
> possibly surf the web - other than that, I'm pretty much at sea in it
> (and I've never used emacs on Windows, let alone install git on it.)
> Please excuse the elementary questions.
> How does shell-command work under Windows?

No idea.

> What shell is it using?

Windows has it's own CMD shell (CMD.exe).

> Is cygwin a prerequisite for it?

Prerequisite for CMD? No.  CMD is native and comes with Windows.

> Is cygwin a prerequisite for git?

Native git on Windows was reported to have issues quite sometime back.  I read
somewhere that the situation is much better now.  Cygwin git has always worked
for me without any issues.


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