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Re: Cygwin Emacs and windows paths
On 3/10/2012 1:17 AM, Leo wrote:
Recently I bit the bullet and made the switch from NT Emacs to Cygwin
Emacs. And with this finally the annoying bash error message "cannot
set terminal process group (-1): Inappropriate ioctl for device"
Now my normal Windows paths copied from Windows Explorer don't work
anymore in Emacs - and vice versa. I know I can use `cygpath` to
convert /on the command line/, but is there any integration for this
in Cygwin Emacs?
No. There may actually be some obsolete Cygwin-specific code in
files.el that's preventing this from working. It's possible that emacs
is trying to be too smart instead of letting Cygwin handle the file
names. (See, for instance, `convert-standard-filename'.) I'll take a
look at it when I get a chance.
But it's generally recommended that you use POSIX-style paths in the
Cygwin environment. For example, write `/cygdrive/c/foo' instead of
`c:\foo'. To save typing, you can put the following line into /etc/fstab:
C: /c some_fs binary,posix=0 0 0
Then you can just type `/c/foo'. See the Cygwin User's Guide for more
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