emacs no longer works for me under cygwin

Ken Brown kbrown@cornell.edu
Fri Sep 12 21:35:00 GMT 2014

On 9/12/2014 5:14 PM, Matthew Cummings wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm running 64bit Windows 7, a relatively new OS install.  I've been
> using the 64bit version of Cygwin for about a month now on this
> machine, including the emacs that ships with it.
> I haven't changed any part of my cygwin/emacs configuration in the
> past few weeks but starting today, emacs has been in a state where it
> will not load directories in dired and will not open most text files.
> It seems that only text files with a .txt extension will open in emacs
> now.
> I've tried running "emacs <filename>" and ctrl-x ctrl-f from a running
> emacs instance.  The operation appears to hang emacs indefinitely.
> I did accept a few Windows updates when I rebooted last night d but
> otherwise I'm not aware of any other changes that could have caused
> this problem.
> I love Cygwin btw and very much appreciate everything you (the Cygwin
> team) do for this project.

This is a known issue and has been fixed in the test release of emacs.  See


Maybe I should make that the current release; it does seem to be pretty 


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