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Re: newbie install question

From: Richard V. Molen
Subject: Re: newbie install question
Date: 18 Nov 2002 12:07:27 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2

Marty Landman <> writes:

> Hi,
> I d/l'd emacs-20.7.tar.gz from, wanting to install this
> on a W95 box. When I open it using Iceows I get emacs-20.7.tar and
> when I open that file using Iceows I get 2,051 files totalling 52.1 MB.
> After selecting them all and attempting to extract it goes so slowly
> that it is not practical to do. Is there something I'm doing wrong
> here? How long should it take to extract emacs from the windows binary?

My guess is that iceows does not properly support GNU zip.

Here is a wonderful FAQ on getting started with Emacs on M$ platforms.

Richard V. Molen

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