[Gmsh] gmsh unable to open notepad.exe

Drew Thayer dthayer2 at uwyo.edu
Tue Feb 10 19:43:36 CET 2015


Hi,

I have just installed gmsh and am learning to use the software. I am
running on a Windows 7 64-bit machine with notepad.exe installed. In the
Geometry module, when I select "Edit file" I get this error message:

Unable to open file 'notepad.exe'

I followed your instructions in response to a similar query (
http://www.geuz.org/pipermail/gmsh/2014/008981.html)
Tools > Options > Advanced > Text editor command: default is "notepad.exe
%s"

You specified "it should point to a binary file launching the notepad". Can
you explain what this means? Do I need to modify the default Text editor
command?

Thanks for your help,

Drew
Geophysics, University of Wyoming
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