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This might be a stupid question but I cannot figure this out for the life of me nor can I find a reference online which answers my question. I have been using Edwin (this is my first time using Emacs) to follow along with the MIT Opencourseware 6.001 class and I cannot figure out how to load a file. Upon startup, I type C-x C-f to make a new file "test.scm". I then input some Scheme code and type C-x C-s to save it. But then if I close Edwin, start it back up,and type C-x C-f test.scm, I just get a blank slate. If instead I type M-x dired, scroll to test.scm and hit RET, I still g

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  1. anonymous
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    Ok, I just did what you did and it worked fine for me. I also tried just typing my scheme code into the scheme buffer (skipping the c-x c-f) then saving (and naming the file) with c-x c-s. That worked to. The only thing I can think of is you've got an incomplete install of mit-scheme. I'm running on an amd64 debian testing linux system and I had to install mit-scheme from a 32-bit tarball. In the instructions it told me I had to put some stuff in my bashrc to create some viarabes for edwin. Maybe you've still got to do that part.

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    I have the exact same issue, installing on two different Win 7 and Win 8 machines. Documentation says, 'simply click to install' or words to that effect. I can create files but when I try to re-edit them they are blank. If I 'load' them, the execute correctly. I am saving as .scm file. Maybe the wrong extension for re-editing? Thanks in advance for any assistance.

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    I'm running vista and can't get it to work either. Using the dired command shows the files in the directory but using windows explorer shows the directory as empty.

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