Problems opening files from run menu

Christopher Faylor
Wed Oct 19 15:37:00 GMT 2005

On Wed, Oct 19, 2005 at 05:21:50PM +0200, Paminu wrote:
>"Christopher Faylor" <> skrev i en 
>> On Wed, Oct 19, 2005 at 04:38:43PM +0200, Paminu wrote:
>>>I have a xfig file in:
>>>I can open this xfig file from the run menu like:
>>>bash --login -e startxprog xfig c:/cygwin/home/test/test.fig
>>>I also have a .dvi file in:
>>>But when I type:
>>>bash --login -e startxprog xdvi c:/cygwin/home/test/test.dvi
>>>Nothing happens. Why is it possible to open a file like this with xfig but
>>>not with xdvi???
>> How about using UNIX-like paths rather than Windows paths, that being
>> one the main reasons for Cygwin's existence?
>>  bash --login -e startxprog xdvi /home/test/test.dvi
>That works fine. But the problem is when I execute xdvi from emacs. Then 
>this gets inserted:
>if I could just get emacs to only type /home/test/test.dvi it would work.
>But I think it is wierd that xfig accepts the full path while xdvi only 
>accept the path excluding c:/cygwin, but maybe its a bug in xdvi. 

It is not a bug for a UNIX utility to be confused by MS-DOS paths.  If emacs
is using MS-DOS paths then the bug lies there.


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