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Re: paths are sensative to double separators

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: paths are sensative to double separators
Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2009 16:14:19 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.91 (gnu/linux)

>> > I can't imagine anyone relies on having Emacs deliberately disobey
>> > "/foo/" C-q "/" and convert it to "/".
>> C-q / doesn't say "mark this slash as a special slash that shouldn't
>> be magical.  It only says "don't use the command bound to slash, but
>> instead just insert a slash char".

> Right.  If one wants to quote a file name, start it with a "/:"; see
> the node "Quoted File Names" in the Emacs manual.  I don't think that
> it will defeat the "//" case,

Depends what you mean by "defeat".  E.g. C-x C-f /:/foo///bar RET
will open /foo/bar.


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