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Re: Using cygwin bash shell with NT Emacs, path is not setup perfectly
- From: Eric Lilja <mindcooler at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2007 18:42:28 +0200
- Subject: Re: Using cygwin bash shell with NT Emacs, path is not setup perfectly
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Ken Brown wrote:
On 8/25/2007 8:30 PM, Eric Lilja wrote:
Ok, it seems that /etc/profile is not read when I start cygwin bash
using M-x shell and I think that may be a problem.
I can't find the earlier message(s) in this thread, so I'm not sure of
the context. But you might be able to solve your problem by customizing
the emacs variable explicit-bash-args to include "-l" or "--login".
Thanks, but unfortunately it didn't help. I read and post using gmane
(set up as a news server under thunderbird) and it took hours before my
post showed up and it sounds like people didn't get see it even then.
Here's the original post:
Hello, I'm using a native win32 version emacs and I want M-x shell to
invoke Cygwin's bash instead of the default shell. Everything seems to
work except that the path does not get setup properly.
Here's the output from echo $PATH when bash is run under nt emacs:
$ echo $PATH
Here's the same command when started using cygwin.bat:
$ echo $PATH
See the difference? Under ntemacs I get /usr/bin twice in a row instead
This is causing problems for me. Why is this happening and how can I
Here's the relevant section of my .emacs. It's basically what's on the
emacs wiki (I added ansi-color.for-comint-mode-on and removed the
setting of the HOME variable as that is availabe anyway on my system):
(let* ((cygwin-root "c:/cygwin")
(cygwin-bin (concat cygwin-root "/bin")))
;(setenv "HOME" (concat cygwin-root "/home/eric"))
(setenv "PATH" (concat cygwin-bin ";" (getenv "PATH")))
(setq exec-path (cons cygwin-bin exec-path))
(setq shell-file-name "bash")
(setq explicit-shell-file-name "bash")
(add-hook 'comint-mode-hook 'ansi-color-for-comint-mode-on)))
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