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Re: [h-e-w] Bash on Ubuntu on Windows

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] Bash on Ubuntu on Windows
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2016 17:43:06 +0300

> From: David Klein <address@hidden>
> Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2016 11:45:09 +0300
> I am trying to get M-x shell to work with "Bash on Ubuntu on Windows"
> (
> I have tried
> (setq explicit-shell-file-name "C:/Windows/System32/bash.exe")
> (setq shell-file-name explicit-shell-file-name)
> but when I type "M-x shell" I get the error
> "Spawning child process: invalid argument"

Are you sure this bash.exe is a native Windows program?  E.g., can you
invoke it from any program other than cmd.exe, like make.exe or the
Cygwin Bash?

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