I have written about about using emacs in cygwin and how to launch emacs from cygwin, but I had some problems with the batch file approach in that emacs’ path differ from bash’s. Then ack fails to work from within emacs which makes me sad.
After googling around a bit, I saw a few suggestion that trie to fix the path in emacs, but I think a better approach is to launch emacs from within bash so it inherits the bash environment.
Here is my attempt using vbscript:
Dim WinScriptHost Set WinScriptHost = CreateObject("WScript.Shell") strCmd = "C:\cygwin\bin\bash --login -c '/usr/local/bin/emacsclient -c -a /usr/local/bin/emacs.exe" If WScript.Arguments.Count = 1 Then 'strCmd = strCmd & " " &"""" & WScript.Arguments(0) & """'" wScript.Echo strCmd else strCmd = strCmd & "'" 'close single quote End If WinScriptHost.Run strCmd,0 Set WinScriptHost = Nothing
Save that script somewhere and then make a Windows Shortcut to it but incle the wscript.exe in the target:
You can then launch it from the Start Menu in Windows 7.