Hi Ikumi,

Sorry, I just got up. The results is the same: a dot followed with a
newline "\n"

Best,
Liyu

On Sun, Apr 8, 2018 at 2:08 AM, Ikumi Keita <ik...@ikumi.que.jp> wrote:
> Hi Liyu,
>
> Could you tell me what the output of
> (call-process "kpsewhich" nil (list standard-output nil) nil
>                                "--expand-path" "{.,./.}")
> is?  If that is ".;./.", we can use it to know the right path
> delimiter.
>
> Regards,
> Ikumi Keita
>
>>>>>> Ikumi Keita <ik...@ikumi.que.jp> writes:
>> Hi Liyu,
>>>>>> Liyu Gong <liyu.g...@uky.edu> writes:
>>> Sorry for multiple replies. But I just noticed that my cursor moves to
>>> the next line after evaluation. So I guess there is a ".\n" inserted.
>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Liyu
>
>>> On Sun, Apr 8, 2018 at 1:09 AM, Liyu Gong <liyu.g...@uky.edu> wrote:
>>>> Hi Ikumi,
>>>>
>>>> After evaluation, there is only a dot inserted right at where I type "C-x 
>>>> C-e".
>>>> .
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Liyu
>
>> Thanks.  Hmm, strange result...  Here both texlive for freebsd and
>> texlive for w32 don't remove ".." from the output, even when the current
>> directory is the root directory.  When the result doesn't contain
>> neither ":" nor ";", AUCTeX cannot know the right path delimiter.
>> Sorry, let me think for for a while.
>
>> Regards,
>> Ikumi Keita
>
>>>>
>>>> On Sun, Apr 8, 2018 at 12:59 AM, Ikumi Keita <ik...@ikumi.que.jp> wrote:
>>>>> Hi Liyu, thanks for your patience.
>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Liyu Gong <liyu.g...@uky.edu> writes:
>>>>>> Hi Ikumni,
>>>>>> The result of the evaluation is: 1 (#o1, #x1, ?\C-a)
>>>>>
>>>>> Ah, no, what I'd like to know is not the lisp return value, but the
>>>>> string inserted in the buffer.  What string is inserted in the buffer
>>>>> when you put the point just after the following form in *scratch* buffer
>>>>> and type C-x C-e ?
>>>>>
>>>>> (call-process "kpsewhich" nil
>>>>> (list standard-output nil) nil
>>>>> "--expand-path" "{.,..}")
>>>>>
>>>>> I suspect that it is ".:..", not ".;..".  If this speculation is
>>>>> correct, then cygwin version of kpsewhich is used at auto detection.
>>>>>
>>>>>> Yes, I do have a cygwin version TeX distribution. But I just double
>>>>>> checked. I didn't put the cygwin path in windows PATH, or in emacs
>>>>>> exec-path.
>>>>>
>>>>> Hmm.
>>>>>
>>>>> Regards,
>>>>> Ikumi Keita



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