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Re: M-x shell RET on Windows not working

From: coskun
Subject: Re: M-x shell RET on Windows not working
Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2008 19:28:51 -0800 (PST)
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On Feb 17, 9:11 pm, address@hidden wrote:
> X-no-archive: yes
> On Feb 18, 8:50 am, coskun <address@hidden> wrote:
> > I wanted to post an update. As I said earlier, cmd.exe at Command
> > Prompt works. But cmdproxy.exe does not work. It turns out that Emacs
> > calls cmdproxy.exe when I do 'M-xshell<RET>' not cmd.exe:
> > shellrun      *shell* C:/Program Files/Emacs/bin/cmdproxy.exe -i
> > Please let me know if you have any ideas?
> You can change your shell by adding the line
>   (setq shell-file-name "cmd")
> to your dot emacs initialization. But that is not your problem with
> running MikTeX thru' Auctex. Your problem is that Auctex expects
> to use a different shell called "sh." Emacs is also much happier to
> use that shell.
> Here is how to install "sh"
> 1. Pick up a tool that can extract bz2 compressed files. I use one
> called 7zip ( When you install 7zip it will magically
> set up a file association for bz2.
> 2. Open a command prompt and make a directory
> c:\>mkdir c:\msys
> 3. Go to points to a download link to
> sourceforge with  a shitload of packages. You want the one-
> msysCORE-1.0.11-2007.01.19-1.tar.bz2
> 4. Double click twice on msysCORE-1.0.11-2007.01.19-1.tar.bz2.
> First double click with 7zip will decompress the files into a tar
> format,
> the second double click will decompress the files into a normal
> directory structure. Do your normal "Shift click" to select all the
> files and directories in the 7zip window and extract them to a C:\msys
> 5. You should now have file tree something like
> C:\msys
> C:\msys\bin
> C:\msys\doc
> .
> .
> C:\msys\msys.bat
> 6. This is where the magic happens. You are about to disconnect
> emacs from the windows world to reconnect to unix. You are
> going to fuck around with all the environment variables so that Emacs
> sees a different operating system to the rest of windows applications.
> Add the following code at the top of your dot emacs.
> You'll have to customize to suit. For example, my MikTeX is at
> c:\Program Files\MikTeX 2.6
> and so gets that particular magic name.
> My Emacs is installed at c:\bin\emacs.. and etc.
> ;;; _emacs
> (setq exec-path '("c:/Progra~1/miktex~1.6/miktex/bin"
>                   "c:/Progra~1/gs/gs8.61/bin"
>                   "c:/bin/emacs/bin"
>                   "c:/msys/bin"
>                   "c:/msys/local/bin"
>                   "c:/Progra~1/Aspell/bin"))
> (setenv "PATH" (mapconcat 'identity exec-path path-separator))
> (setq shell-file-name "sh") ;; required for perl
> (require 'tex-mik)
> 7. If you have followed all this you should now have opened
> up the true power of auctex, and completely disconnected
> from the dos world.

Many thanks.


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