xemacs -nw problem

Dave Korn dave.korn@artimi.com
Tue May 8 15:55:00 GMT 2007

On 08 May 2007 16:28, Andrew Walrond wrote:

> On Tuesday 08 May 2007 15:42:35 Dave Korn wrote:
>>> PS What's the pupose of the CYGWIN env var?
>>   If you don't know about it, you can't have done even the most basic
>> level of RTFMing.  See 
> Not being entirely clueless and with my unix head on I did (from the bash
> shell)
>   export CYGWIN=tty
>   bash
>   xemacs -nw.
> With hindsight I can understand why this does not suffice, and adding
>   set CYGWIN=tty
> to cygwin.bat does indeed fix things.
> So thanks for your efficacious (though a tad unfriendly) advice.

  I think you're being a bit over-sensitive there.  Some might consider
expecting others to do your most basic homework for you unfriendly, but I was
trying to describe the situation as literally as possible: you have downloaded
and installed a vast and complex software package without reading the manual.

  Don't please let the acronym put you off, despite the 'F' in the middle it
is also an everyday technical acronym that can still be used in a neutral
tone, depending on context, and I had hoped you would read it in that tone
owing to the complete lack of accompanying flames/insults/swearing/etc.

Can't think of a witty .sigline today....

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