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Re: Why can't I use xargs emacs?


From: hymie!
Subject: Re: Why can't I use xargs emacs?
Date: Wed, 03 Feb 2010 14:12:05 GMT

In our last episode, the evil Dr. Lacto had captured our hero,
  Adam Funk <address@hidden>, who said:
>
>
>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

Are you missing the . in your find command on purpose?

What's wrong with
emacs -nw `find  . -name '*.txt'`
?

--hymie!    http://lactose.homelinux.net/~hymie    address@hidden
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