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Re: [h-e-w] MSYS bash shell in Emacs?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] MSYS bash shell in Emacs?
Date: Fri, 01 Jul 2011 21:08:33 +0300

> From: Stephen Leake <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 01 Jul 2011 12:55:22 -0400
> >> I like wildcard operation on files, like M-! rm *.txt RET.
> >
> > This "just works", without any Cygwin or MSYS or Bash.
> Not for me on Windows XP:
> Start | Programs | c:/Apps/Emacs-23.2/bin/runemacs.exe
> M-! rm *.txt
> 'rm' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
> operable program or batch file

Well, granted you need rm.exe for this.  But this is besides the
point: this thread is about the MSYS _shell_, which is not needed if
you have rm.exe.

> 'rm' is not distributed with Emacs
> You can install 'rm' from any one of several places, including Cygwin
> and MinGW, but it is a separate step. As is adding the installation
> directory to Emacs exec-path.

Correct, but irrelevant to this discussion.

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