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Re: shell-command in Windows 7

From: John Mastro
Subject: Re: shell-command in Windows 7
Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2017 13:04:34 -0700

42 147 <> wrote:
> It's also much faster. Zero launch lag.
> Is this better because it is based on newer Emacs, or is it just
> better? What was wrong with the old code?

I don't really know but there's a good chance someone who does will
chime in. I use a Windows desktop at work by necessity, but I basically
install Emacs and Cygwin and then try to pretend it's a Unix :)

As far as I know, `w32-shell-execute' (the Emacs primitive used by the
code I suggested) longstanding. My impression is that it's just not as
widely known as `shell-command', `call-process', etc., because many
(most?) people writing tutorials and such are on some variety of
Unix-like system (mostly GNU/Linux or MacOS).

> Anyway, much thanks.

You're welcome - glad it helped


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