On Linux it's as simple as typing:

emacs filename.txt &

What do I have to do to make the above work in Cygwin on Windows 10?


If it's installed, emacs-w32.exe. Use C-x 5 2 to open a new frame. This is very handy for M-x ediff-buffers, for example.

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  • I should have said when it's installed. – Erik Bennett May 21 '17 at 1:21
  • Also, there is some weirdness with symlinks in /etc/alternatives. I haven't found any documentation to rationalize it, but it's worth knowing it's there. – Erik Bennett May 21 '17 at 3:01

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