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Re: shortcut to start xemacs in bash cygwin window

Igor Pechtchanski wrote:

On Sun, 28 Mar 2004, David Rothenberger wrote:

Edwin Goei wrote:

I would like to be able to have a Windows shortcut that will do the
equivalent of the following: 1) run cygwin.bat 2) execute "xemacs &"
in the cygwin bash window 3) exit the cygwin bash window 4) leaving
xemacs running.

I would like to start xemacs in this way so I can have my default bash
enviroment initialized in xemacs.  Any ideas on to do this?

I use the following.

% cat xemacs.bat
@start /min c:\cygwin\bin\bash --login -c 'cygstart /usr/local/bin/xemacs'

Of course, you'll need to adjust the paths to match your environment.
Once you make the batch file, you can make a shortcut to it in the usual


FWIW, you can dispense with the batch file, and simply make a shortcut to
"C:\cygwin\bin\bash --login -c 'cygstart /usr/bin/xemacs'"[*].  You can
then set the shortcut to start minimized.
[*] I put /usr/bin/xemacs here, since xemacs is now a Cygwin package.

Thanks. I changed my shortcut and it seems to work, but I noticed that the dos window indicates some number of errors from bash, but then quickly goes away. Is there a way for me to keep the window open so I can see what the errors are? I did not have the shortcut set to start minimized, here.

Also, the last time I tried the xemacs that comes with cygwin, there were problems with fonts and so I installed the version from instead.


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