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Old 07-10-2015, 10:32 PM   #1
susja
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Cygwin, emacs and associate it with a file type on Windows ..


Hello,
Not sure it's a right place for asking this question ... if not ... please advice where should I look for help.

I want to use Emacs as and editor and shell. On Windows 7 I installed cygwin , X11 and emacs. In terminal I added to /etc/profile file these lines:

XWin -multiwindow 2> /dev/null&
export DISPLAY=:0.0
sleep 1
emacs 2> /dev/null&

I created a shortcut that execute this command: C:\rhcygwin64\bin\mintty.exe - Now every time I start that shortcut it starts emacs. No problem. My goal is: associate some file types like .txt , .csv and etc with emacs in order when I start foo.txt it'll open in emacs. When I tried to do it 'Set Associtation' control it accepts only file name and it does not take '-'. Hence when I try to open foo.txt it does not work. I tried to create a shortcut to mintty.exe but it didn't work either. Could someone help me to create association in order to start to mintty.exe but rather mintty.exe - ? Thanks in advance
 
Old 07-11-2015, 08:37 AM   #2
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This question isn't even about Cygwin, much less Linux. MSDN has good information on how file associations work.
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...(v=vs.85).aspx
 
Old 07-11-2015, 10:07 AM   #3
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Thanks for the link. Unfortunately it did not help me. It looks that in my case 'simple' association a file type with a program would not work because it involves a few additional conditions.
Well I am stuck.
The only option that I see is every time I need to open a file just save it somewhere and then open from inside the Emacs.
Not convenient... But I don"t see other option
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