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Re: [NEWBIE] exec path not expanding

From: Kai Grossjohann
Subject: Re: [NEWBIE] exec path not expanding
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 23:20:07 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1003 (Gnus v5.10.3) Emacs/21.3.50 (berkeley-unix)

Robert Pollard <> writes:

> I am curious as to why my exec path is not expanding the PATH
> variable. Does it expand it when it uses it or should it be expanded
> in the exec-path variable?

I guess that $PATH should be expanded already.  I think that
exec-path is initialized from $PATH.

In the shell where you start Emacs, have a look at $PATH.  Does it
contain them "$SYBASE" strings literally, dollar-sign and all?

Maybe PATH="$PATH" or setenv PATH "$PATH" might be useful things to
type in the shell before starting Emacs.


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