[ESS] ESS with Cygwin and inferior-ess buffers

A.J. Rossini blindglobe at gmail.com
Sun Jun 18 23:08:07 CEST 2006

On 6/18/06, Patrick Connolly <p_connolly at ihug.co.nz> wrote:
> On Thu, 15-Jun-2006 at 07:05PM -0400, Richard M. Heiberger wrote:
> |> I suspect you have something in .emacs that is clashing.
> |> It works out of the box for me with cygwin.
> I notice that the cygwin Emacs is relatively old.  Perhaps it's
> incapable of doing some of the things I'm used to doing in Linux.
> |> Have you tried it with starting
> |>
> |> emacs -q --no-site-file
> |>
> |> to disable all your initializations.
> To do that, I'd still have to redo most of them interactively because
> they tell Emacs where R and ESS are.
> Perhaps this might give an indication of what's the matter.
> system("pwd") gives /cygdrive/c/path/to/folder
> getwd() gives C:/path/to/folder
> Even though they mean the same thing, it appears that equivalence is
> not universally recognised.  Does that indicate that the installation
> of R should have been "from cygwin" and not "from Windows"?

That shouldn't be an issue.  I'm running ESS / R on an ancient Cygwin
version as well.   However, I'll have to check at work which
incantation I'm using.


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