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Re: How to open a file in sh-mode


From: Francis Moreau
Subject: Re: How to open a file in sh-mode
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2008 13:36:44 +0200

On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 1:20 PM, Lennart Borgman (gmail)
<address@hidden> wrote:
> Francis Moreau wrote:
>>
>> yes that would be possible, but I fail to understand why I can't start
>> emacs in a specific
>> mode from the command line.
>>
>> IOW why can't I simply do ?
>>
>>     $ emacs -f sh-mode FOO
>
> Because you are doing it in the wrong order. sh-mode will apply to the
> current buffer. Try
>
>  $emacs FOO -f sh-mode
>
> But ... - do you really want to do this? It means you are using a new eamcs
> instance for every file.
>

So you mean that I need to this:

$ cat > emacs-ui-is-dumb.sh<<EOF
#! /bin/sh

file=$1; shift
emacs "$@" $file
EOF

and do:

$ export FCEDIT="emacs-ui-is-dumb.sh"

-- 
Francis




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