Problem using git and Emacs eshell mode on Windows
git commit -a -m "message"
I receive an error:
'c:\Program' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.
and at the same time this problem is absent in emacs shell mode.
How to force eshell work correctly with git?
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This seems to be a problem with the whitespace in the directory name of the program you want to execute; this whitespace seems to be not properly escaped.
For example, if what you want to execute is “C:\Program Files\git\git.exe commit …”, then that first whitespace needs to be escaped, or the whole pathname enclosed in quotes, otherwise this line will be parsed into the tokens “C:\Program”, “Files\git\git.exe”, “…”, the first token being the command to execute.
A first workaround would be to expand the full name by hand and enclose it in quotes, e.g.:
"C:\Program Files\git\git.exe" commit ...
Had a similar problem, this is for magit, (on MacOS). Add the following in your emacs startup file:
(add-to-list 'exec-path "/usr/local/git/bin") (setq magit-git-executable "/usr/local/git/bin/git")
Don’t know about specifically with git and emacs, but with other applications it has worked for me to replace
Program Files with
Progra~1 in your PATH.
I had the very same problem, and “solved” it by changing PATH such that git.exe (in
c:\Program Files\Git\bin) comes before git.cmd (in
c:\program files\git\cmd, IIRC).
Uh, eshell and git? Why?
Just use magit for invoking git from emacs; it is much richer than the command-line interface.