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Re: Running Emacs in an MSYS2 shell (or terminal?)

From: H. Dieter Wilhelm
Subject: Re: Running Emacs in an MSYS2 shell (or terminal?)
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2022 19:36:23 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.60 (windows-nt)

Eli Zaretskii <> writes:

>> From: "H. Dieter Wilhelm" <>
>> Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2022 17:55:32 +0100
>> Cc:
>> Unfortunately, for the more important use case, "emacsclient.exe -nw
>> test.txt", or the like, a new frame - outside of the "defterm" window -
>> is always opening up.
> It is not clear to me what did you expect to happen with emacsclient
> invocation with the -nw switch.  Emacs on MS-Windows cannot create a
> new console window, nor can it "attach" to an existing console
> window.  Moreover, it cannot have both TTY and GUI frames in the same
> session.

I'm sorry for the ambiguity.  I wanted to emualate emacsclient -nw under
Gnu-Linux, namely, to operate it in a text console (TTY?) when Emacs is
running as a GUI application.

> With these limitations, does anything look out of order in the
> behavior that you see?

No, I just didn't know these limitations of Windows, only the
capabilites under Linux.  In fact, since this year I can do so much more
with Emacs (and MSYS2) under Windows than I previously expected! :-)

Compiling Emacs (Magit)
Compling LaTeX documents
PDF-tools is working
Running R with graphics output
Spellchecking with Hunspell
Encrypting .authinfo
Running Gnus
Using Tramp to connect to Linux servers

You helped me with most parts, thank you very much.


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