Resizing problem

Olwe Melwasul
Thu Jul 15 19:51:00 GMT 2010

Yes, I am using the emacs-X11 and yes, I started it (after starting
the X server to get multiwindowed mode) with ">emacs &" at the cygwin
command. Emacs-X11 comes up fine, looking good. Then I do "M-x shell"
to get a shell environment inside of Emacs. But what comes up is not
bash. I'm not sure what it is, but it sees no cygwin apps: It doesn't
know what "ls" or "which diff" or any other GNU/cygwin stuff is. I
assume it is the DOS shell. Oddly, if I start emacs-X11 inside the
windowed mode (startx) and do emacs shell mode, it does see bash and
the rest of the GNU/cygwin apps.


On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 1:12 PM, Ken Brown <> wrote:
> On 7/15/2010 1:02 PM, Olwe Melwasul wrote:
>> [...]
>> Actually, I don't need the startx version, I could very well use the
>> startxwin multi-windows version IF I could get Emacs in shell mode to
>> do cygwin bash. Starting the X server and then Emacs multi-windows
>> style gets a shell mode that apparently doesn't see cygwin. I'm
>> guessing it's using the DOS command.
> I can't comment on the first part of your post, but I'm Cygwin's emacs
> maintainer and can try to help you get emacs running.  If you want to run
> emacs under X, install the emacs-X11 package and then type 'emacs&' in an
> xterm window.  If something doesn't work the way you expect, please give a
> precise recipe for reproducing the problem.  I don't know what you mean by
> "a shell mode that apparently doesn't see cygwin".
> Ken
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