opening windows shell in emacs - problem
Sun May 6 21:33:00 GMT 2007
* mineshvarmas (Sun, 6 May 2007 12:38:19 -0700 (PDT))
> I installed cywin on my windows xp machine and when i tried to open the
> windows shell in emacs, i found that cygwin had taken over the cmd shell
> unix commands like ls, started working in the windows shell. is this
> what it should it do?
No, Cygwin does not modify the Windows path. So either /you/ did it
yourself or you where in the C:\cygwin\bin directory folder.
> i thought that the commands should be working in the bash shell.
> when i did a pwd in the windows shell, the output was /cygdrive/c/emacs/bin
> why should the /cygdrive/ prefix appear, in a windows native shell?
Because you use a Cygwin command.
> the tab completion wich was working before i installed cygwin, doesn't
> work now.
That is *very* unlikely...
> for examples i have a word.exe file in a folder and when i tried to run
> this i usually type the first few chars and then press tab for
> autocompletion, but it only gives me the options that are there in the
Because you are there. Windows cmd never completes commands from the
> how can i get back the original windows command prompt without
> uninstalling cygwin.
I wanted to point you to http://cygwin.com/problems.html but in this
case the /real/ problems sits between chair and computer.
Before you try to use and master a real shell like bash you should at
least have a full understanding of the Windows shell Cmd.
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