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Re: ispell in Emacs.app


From: Tim Visher
Subject: Re: ispell in Emacs.app
Date: Tue, 2 Feb 2010 17:34:17 -0500

On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 10:06 PM, Steve Revilak <address@hidden> wrote:
>> From: Tim Visher <address@hidden>
>
>> Hello Everyone,
>>
>> I'd like to do ispell in Emacs.app on my Mac but because of PATH
>> issues it can't see aspell or the like.  Does anyone know how to
>> accomplish this?
>
> The first question I'll ask is "is aspell in your shell's path"?  If
> it is, great.  If not, then you should adjust your shell's PATH
> accordingly.
>
> If aspell is in your shell's path, then try starting Emacs.app like
> this:
>
>   open /Applications/Emacs.app
>
> (assuming that you've put Emacs.app in /Applications).
>
> When you start emacs this way, it will inherit your shell's
> environment.  Whatever is in your shell's PATH will also be in Emacs'
> PATH.

I can't _believe_ I never thought of that… I've been starting
Emacs.app from the command line like
`/Applications/MacPorts/Emacs.app/Contents/MacOS/Emacs` ever since
discovering the port!

This worked like a charm.  Thanks so much!

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Timmy V.

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