[Gmsh] gmsh unable to open notepad.exe

Nicolás Biocca biocca.nicolas at gmail.com
Tue Feb 10 20:55:26 CET 2015


Hi Drew:
  I am using Gmsh on linux, but if remember correctly you need to remove
the .exe resulting "notepad %s"

Regards. Nicolás.

2015-02-10 15:43 GMT-03:00 Drew Thayer <dthayer2 at uwyo.edu>:

> 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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