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Re: problem with sub shell on Win2000

From: Phillip M. Eberz
Subject: Re: problem with sub shell on Win2000
Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2001 13:43:19 -0400 (EDT)

On Fri, 6 Jul 2001, William Main wrote:

> Folks-
> I am trying to run emacs on my "new" Win2000 laptop. This was running
> fine on my old win98 but fails here.
>     The problem is when I do an M-x shell command, I get "spawning child
> process: invalid argument" in the emacs mini buffer.
>     I tryed up grading from v20.3 to v20.7 to no avail.
>     I suspect that there has been a change in the cmd world in windows
> that is breaking this. In the FAQ there was mention of the virus scan
> being an issue and that is a difference between my machines also but I
> have to the best of my knowledge turned it off on the new system (for
> now).
> Can anyone help here?

    Set your SHELL environment variable to %COMSPEC%.



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