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Re: Why can't I use xargs emacs?


From: Thierry Volpiatto
Subject: Re: Why can't I use xargs emacs?
Date: Wed, 03 Feb 2010 08:23:52 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/23.1.92 (gnu/linux)

Why not a simple:

emacs -nw -Q $(find . -name '*.txt')

Why do you want to use xargs?

Bill Marcum <address@hidden> writes:

> ["Followup-To:" header set to comp.unix.shell.]
> 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 ; }
>
>

-- 
Thierry Volpiatto





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