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Re: [OT] Reading Emacs Tutorials

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: [OT] Reading Emacs Tutorials
Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2009 00:09:04 +0100

On Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 12:40 AM, B. T. Raven <address@hidden> wrote:
> Lennart Borgman wrote:
>> One thing I forgot to mention is that learning Emacs on ms windows is
>> a bit more difficult because you might not have the external programs
>> needed for useful commands like rgrep etc. I have packed together a
>> distribution that includes those programs, see
>> So if anyone reading this is using ms windows this might be a good way
>> to learn about Emacs. This might be a first step on the road to
>> GNU/Linux ...
> Lennart,
> Will your rgrep work with the standard Emacs w32 build? I have most of the
> gnuwin32 utilities but things like rgrep are just shell scripts like:
> #!/bin/sh
> exec grep -r "$@"
> which I can make into ms batch files but then I don't know what to do with
> them.  Would I be able to use your rgrep in my setup? Can it be stripped out
> of the Emacsw32 stuff? I got web-browser printing from you and that works
> fine.

rgrep is a command in Emacs. No shell script is needed. However the
grep program is needed.

I did make some small changes to rgrep (to make it use GNU grep's
recursive switch), but that is not very important. rgrep works with
the standard Emacs build on ms windows. The only thing you need is
something like the gnuwin32 grep. I have packaged that with the
installation. That is really all (but hopefully convenient for

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