Emacs can’t find any of the external programs that I am certain are installed on my system and in my
PATH. e.g. Programs like ripgrep, xclip, or cargo. Emacs consistently throws an error like:
(file-missing "Searching for program" "No such file or directory" "xclip")
How do I get Emacs to find these programs, or see my
bin/doom env to regenerate your envvars file, then restart Emacs.
If your envvar file already exists, no need to call
doom env directly.
doom sync will regenerate it too.
The most common causes for
PATH issues in Doom are:
Your shell configuration doesn’t configure
PATH correctly. If running
which <PROGRAM> in your shell doesn’t produce the path you expect (or no path at all) then this is likely the case.
# add something like this to ~/.zshenv or ~/.bash_profile
Your app launcher (rofi, albert, docky, dmenu, sxhkd, etc) is launching Emacs with the wrong shell, either because it defaults to a different shell from the one you use or the app launcher itself inherits the wrong environment because it was launched from the wrong shell.
You’re a MacOS user launching Emacs from an Emacs.app bundle. MacOS launches these apps from an isolated environment.
Issues #1 and #3 are solved by properly configuring your shell and running
doom env. This generates an envvar file by dumping your shell environment into a file that Doom will load at startup. Run
doom help env for details on how it works.
For issue #2, you’ll need to investigate your launcher. Open an issue in #support or hop on our Discord to ask about it.