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Re: [h-e-w] Open files from cygwin shell in emacs in a new buffer, not f

From: Scott Plumlee
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] Open files from cygwin shell in emacs in a new buffer, not frame
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2008 16:54:18 -0400

On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 4:47 PM, Stephen Leake <address@hidden> wrote:
> "Scott Plumlee" <address@hidden> writes:
>> On Tue, Sep 2, 2008 at 9:12 PM, Stephen Leake <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> "Scott Plumlee" <address@hidden> writes:
>>>> I'm running EmacsW32 with a cygwin shell inside it.  All the hints I
>>>> find for opening files in the running version of emacs seem to open a
>>>> new frame if I try to do something like "emacsclient FILE" from the
>>>> command line.  Is it possible to have the file open as a new buffer?
>>>> When I get the second frame, I use double the memory on the PC.
>>> That is possible, but I don't know how; I don't use emacsclient.
>>> But out of curiosity, since you are in an Emacs window, why not use
>>> Emacs open file C-x C-f? It has tab completion equal to that used in
>>> the cygwin bash shell (hmm, maybe it's not bash?).
>> I usually do just that, but in this case my bash directory and my
>> emacs directory weren't laying nice.  They would be in two separate
>> places, so I'd have to change one of them to make things work.  Turns
>> out I had misconfigured some .bashrc and .emacs settings, now they are
>> playing nice and I don't have to bother with emacsclient.
>> (details at
>> if you are bored/interested)
> Yes, you must have CDPATH as well as PATH matching between bash and
> Emacs. That's because bash is doing the cd, but Emacs is doing the
> completion. Emacs needs to track your cd commands so it can do
> completion. So if you do:
> /bar$ cd foo
> but that actually results in:
> /bar/bing/foo$
> Then Emacs will think you are in '/bar/foo', if it doesn't know CDPATH.

I finally ended up doing about 10 test cases before I got things
working, and that summation above is what I wish I had when all this
started.  Where were you 10 hours ago?  :)  I need to read more
documentation, I think.

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