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Re: Run Shell Command on Buffer

From: Barry Margolin
Subject: Re: Run Shell Command on Buffer
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2007 21:32:16 -0500
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In article <address@hidden>,
 super-nub <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hi Pete,
> for example I want to execute `grep' on my buffer/file to get a survey of the 
> section headings in my document (that I keep in a special format for this 
> purpose), e.g.:
> $ egrep '^\s*-[[:upper:]]+' myfile
> $     -BLA BLA
> $     -BLA 2
> $         -ETC BLA BLA
> shell-command-on-region turned out to be a bit impractical, because I lose my 
> current position in the document, as the cursor jumps to the beginning when 
> running shell-command-on-region. I guess I would have to write a LISP macro 
> to fix that...!?

The mark-whole-buffer command (C-x h) pushes a mark at the original 
location.  So after you run shell-command-on-region, you can use C-u 
C-space C-u C-space to get back to where you were.

Barry Margolin, address@hidden
Arlington, MA
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