Achim Gratz writes 
> Richard Stanton writes:
> > While this seems to have something to do with the bash shell I'm
> > using, this works fine for everything else, so I'm pretty sure there's
> > no fundamental problem in my setup, and it would be nice to find a way
> > around this problem.
> I am pretty sure there is some fundamental problem, but you never told
> us what exactly your setup is.
> FWIW, I sometimes get these doubled up prefix paths since I installed
> cygwin-setup and cygwin-mount from the EmacsWiki in operations that are
> completely unrelated to org (I haven't had time to investigate), but
> then it works for the same path if I try the same thing a bit later.
> Also, as has been mentioned before, you might want to check where the
> string "c:\dropbox\org" comes from, since Emacs would normally expand it
> as "c:/dropbox/org", so it seems likely that you pull it in via a
> Windows environment variable or it is quoted once too many.  Lastly, it
> is not a good idea to give such DOS paths with "\" to bash, as bash has
> totally different quoting rules than DOS cmd.

Thanks. I'm using Cygwin bash under Windows Vista, and suspect you may have a 
point about the directory separator, though nowhere in my init.el do I use a 
backslash. Anyway, I'll give it a check and see what I can find.

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