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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 17:19:41 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/23.1.92 (gnu/linux)

Adam Funk <address@hidden> writes:

> On 2010-02-03, hymie! wrote:
>
>> In our last episode, the evil Dr. Lacto had captured our hero,
>>   Adam Funk <address@hidden>, who said:
>
>>>$ find -name '*.txt' |xargs emacs -nw
>>>emacs: standard input is not a tty
>>
>> Are you missing the . in your find command on purpose?
>
> It's optional in GNU find.
>
>
>> What's wrong with
>> emacs -nw `find  . -name '*.txt'`
>> ?
>
> Nothing, thanks!  What's the difference between these two?
>
> emacs -nw `find  . -name '*.txt'`
> emacs -nw $(find  . -name '*.txt')
Nothing that's the same, i prefer $() than backquote but that just a
choice.

Though bash was speaking at one time to remove backquote construction or
make it obsoléte in future versions.

Don't know what they did finally.
-- 
Thierry Volpiatto





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