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Re: Why can't I use xargs emacs?


From: Bill Marcum
Subject: Re: Why can't I use xargs emacs?
Date: Tue, 2 Feb 2010 16:35:59 -0500
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On 2010-02-02, Adam Funk <address@hidden> wrote:
> The emacs command can take a list of filename arguments, so why can't
> I get xargs to work with it?
>
> $ find -name '*.txt' |xargs emacs -nw
> emacs: standard input is not a tty
>
> $ grep -rl 'foo' some/path  |xargs emacs -nw
> emacs: standard input is not a tty
>
It says: standard input is not a tty. I don't normally use emacs, so there
may be a better way to do this, but you could write a function:
my_emacs () { emacs "$@" </dev/tty >&0 2>&0 ; }



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