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Re: Help with async-shell-command


From: E Sabof
Subject: Re: Help with async-shell-command
Date: Wed, 05 Feb 2014 01:37:15 +0000
User-agent: mu4e 0.9.9.6pre2; emacs 24.3.1

This is the usual way of preserving layout:

(save-window-excursion
  (async-shell-command))

Evgeni

address@hidden writes:

> Hey,
>
> Is there a way to call async-shell-command so that it doesn't open an
> output buffer? I'm trying to write a sync routine that'll get called
> pretty often and I'd like to use async-shell-command, but it always
> opens an annoying *Async Shell Command* buffer, even when there is no
> output.
>
> So far, I've sort of solved the problem by writing a wrapper function
> that calls it and (delete-windows-on "*Async Shell Command*") afterward,
> but this has the side effect of closing a window I was using if the
> window wasn't split for the purpose of the buffer.
>
> Is there a way I can 1) call a shell command asychronously 2) without
> showing *Async Shell Command* and 3) without messing up my window setup?
>
> Thanks
> Pete



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