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Re: small Eshell docfix

From: Emilio Lopes
Subject: Re: small Eshell docfix
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2004 21:43:39 +0200
User-agent: Emacs Gnus

Richard Stallman writes:

>       (defcustom eshell-explicit-command-char ?*
>       "*If this char occurs before a command name, call it externally.
>       That is, although vi may be an alias, *vi will always call the
>     ! external version.  UNIX users may prefer this variable to be \\."
>       :type 'character :group 'eshell-ext)

> When it says "UNIX users", who does that mean?  Does it
> mean users of Solaris and BSD as opposed to GNU/Linux?  Or
> does it intnded to mean users of GNU/Linux, Solaris, and
> BSD as opposed to Windows?

The later, I would say.

Do you think "Users of most other shells might prefer..." or
something like that would be better?

> Whatever's best for GNU/Linux should be the default.

That would probable be `?\\', but `?*' is already the
default for sometime now.

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