[ESS] ESS from Emacs launched from Cygwin Shell

Richard M. Heiberger rmh at temple.edu
Wed Sep 24 03:53:07 CEST 2014

normally it just works.  what are you doing?
That is, what do your .emacs and your site-start.el look like.

The note you quote might be a clue.

Start emacs from the runemacs icon.  Don't start emacs from a cygwin shell.

Then when you need a shell inside emacs, M-x shell will start the cygwin shell
as an inferior process if you have set the environment correctly.


On Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 9:42 PM, Zach Sheffler <zsheffler at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I've been unable to get ESS to work from the cygwin shell. I believe the
> issue is that it is attempting to use windows pathnames. While sifting
> through the configuration, this was noted in ess-compat.el:
>  ;; FIXME:  When emacs is started from Cygwin shell in Windows,
>  ;;         we have (equal window-system 'x) -and should use "--ess" in *d-r.el
> Which I don't understand and can't seem to figure out.
> Does anyone know the process I need to use to get this to work from
> within Cygwin?
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