Setting up ESS for Win2000--and generally using *nix tools on Windows

Jim_Garrett at Jim_Garrett at
Fri Jan 3 23:08:20 CET 2003

Here is my .emacs file:

(load "c:\\program files\\emacs\\ess-5.1.24\\lisp\\ess-site.el")
(setq-default inferior-R-program-name "c:/Program

The only *nix tools I've installed so far (not counting emacs :^)) are
gzip, gunzip, and tar (from the Free Software Foundation).  So "shell"
would have to be the "DOS" shell that Win2k offers.

Installing bash sounds like a great idea.  I'll look into that (I use it at

I don't see either gnuclient or gnuclientw in Task Manager's list of


Rich Heiberger <rmh at> on 01/03/2003 04:34:33 PM

To:   Jim_Garrett at, rossini at
cc:   ess-help at, John Fox <jfox at>
Subject:  Re: Setting up ESS for Win2000

.I have not had that problem with plots on R on W2000.  I won't be at W2000
for a few days to try to duplicate it.  Instead I will ask questions.

What are all the R related lines you have added to _emacs?

Are you using bash or msdos as your shell?  I set three emacs variables
and two environment variables in my .emacs

(setq cygwin-bin "c:/cygwin/bin")
(setq cygwin-bash "c:/cygwin/bin/bash.exe")
(setq shell-file-name cygwin-bash)
(setenv "COMSPEC" cygwin-bash)
(setenv "SHELL" cygwin-bash)

Can you unfreeze emacs by alt-ctrl-delete and then killing gnuclient or


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