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Re: Emacs for Windows

From: E Sabof
Subject: Re: Emacs for Windows
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 10:09:32 +0100
User-agent: mu4e; emacs

Thanks, I'll keep these in mind


Eli Zaretskii <> writes:

>> From: E Sabof <>
>> Cc:,
>> Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 21:38:57 +0100
>> I recall trying to get GIT (which comes with it's own mini posix 
>> environment), ack-grep (not part of cygwin, and requiring a windows version 
>> of perl), SSH (I think from cygwin) to get along, while trying to keep thing 
>> like find-dired and find-grep working.
> None of that is a problem for me.  Instead of SSH, I suggest plink
> from PuTTY (which Tramp supports out of the box), and the "mini posix
> environment" that comes with GIT, which are MSYS programs, is
> available in native MinGW ports from GnuWin32.
> So, while the initial setup does takes some effort, it is not too hard
> and doesn't require anything except unzipping a bunch of archives and
> setting up PATH.

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