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Re: grep

From: Aleksandar Simić
Subject: Re: grep
Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2017 07:59:40 +0000

> On 9 Mar 2017, at 03:49, Fred Stanke <> wrote:
> I have emacs installed at
> C:\Applications\Emacs\bin\runemacs.exe
> It uses, *I believe*
> c:/Users/Fred/AppData/Roaming/.emacs.d/init.el

To reassure yourself, run: 

C-x C-f ~/.emacs.d/init.el

If it opens your config file, you're good. If not, you should move your config 
into that location.

> when I try to do a grep, I get this error:
> -*- mode: grep; default-directory: "c:/Users/Fred/" -*-
> Grep started at Wed Mar  8 19:46:54
> grep -n the *.txt NUL
> 'grep' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
> operable program or batch file.
> Grep exited abnormally with code 1 at Wed Mar  8 19:46:54
> What do I need to do to get grep to work.
> (FYI: I  have deleted at least one Cygwin installation I had tried.)

It looks like the command grep is not in your path. 

To ensure that it is, open the terminal where you usually run grep from and 

which grep 

Note the path (if grep is installed).

Then in Emacs: 

M-x eshell RET
which grep RET
echo $PATH RET

Check if grep is found in Eshell's path. If it isn't, you should add it.

Hope it helps 

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