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Re: W3M with Emacs 21.3 under windows XP

From: kelsogl
Subject: Re: W3M with Emacs 21.3 under windows XP
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2009 07:15:25 -0800 (PST)
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On Feb 25, 3:34 am, Peter Dyballa <address@hidden> wrote:
> Am 25.02.2009 um 00:28 schrieb kelsogl:
> > Is an exec path like a load-path?
> Yes. It only tells GNU Emacs where to find executables. It's a  
> variable which you can examine – and manipulate. Part of the w3m  
> package is an executable w3m. (And w3mman.)
> --
> Greetings
>    Pete
> Never be led astray onto the path of virtue

I guess my main problem with telling GNU Emacs where to find the
executable seems to be that I cannot find the executable myself. The
only way I have ever been able to identify a windows executable is by
the tell-tale .exe and I find none of these.   At the suggestion of
Chris McMahan I went to and
downloaded w3m-0.5.2.tar.gz .  I then used gunzip and and then tar -x
to decompress the tarball and put it in the directory with my version
21.3 of emacs.   I then attempted to add c:/Program Files/Emacs/
Emacs-21.3/w3m-0.5.2 to my exec path using the `C-h v' and feeding it
exec-path.   When I clicked on the GUI  "Save for Future Sessions"  I
get another nasty message : Scan error: "Unbalanced parentheses",
11342, 81754.  Even though I got no error when using the  "State" GUI
to "save for future sessions".   M-x w3m still results in: Install w3m
command in `exec-path' or set `w3m-command' variable correctly. When I
did the "save for future sessions" I expected some magic to cause a
change to my .emacs file but none occurred.  What am I doing wrong, or
would it just be easier to tell me if I did anything right?

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