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Re: Proposed patch to system.XWinrc
On 6/17/2009 3:17 PM, Jon TURNEY wrote:
+ emacs exec "bash -l -c /usr/bin/emacs"
notepad exec notepad
xload exec "xload -display %display%" # Comment
The most important part of this is changing the way emacs is called;
the original version didn't work at all for me (i.e., emacs didn't
start). This might be related to the fact that I've installed the
emacs-23 packages, which use the alternatives system:
/usr/bin/emacs -> /etc/alternatives/emacs
/etc/alternatives/emacs -> /usr/bin/emacs-X11.exe
The command lines for menu items are just supplied to execl('/bin/sh -c
...') after a fork, so it should have no problem following symlinks, and
a bare "emacs" works for me (I tested 23.0.92 under Cygwin 1.7)
It turns out that I was using a modified startxwin.bat that didn't set
up the path correctly. So now it works for me too. Nevertheless, I
prefer "bash -l -c /usr/bin/emacs" so that the bash initialization files
are processed before emacs starts. For various reasons, I want the
environment inside emacs to be the same as the usual bash environment.
I suspect that most emacs users would want that, but I don't really know.
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