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dired-do-shell-command: cannot escape the *

From: Dan Jacobson
Subject: dired-do-shell-command: cannot escape the *
Date: 25 Dec 2001 08:30:12 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1

Is it true that I am the first discoverer that dired-do-shell-command
has no way to escape the * to get a plain * sent to the shell?

for instance I put the cursor on a file "grass_mail" and hit ! ...
(dired-do-shell-command "echo *" nil (quote ("grass_mail")))
(dired-do-shell-command "echo \\*" nil (quote ("grass_mail")))
(dired-do-shell-command "echo \\\\*" nil (quote ("grass_mail")))
(dired-do-shell-command "echo **" nil (quote ("grass_mail")))

each test only gets the single file name.  If one could escape it, one
would see all the files in the directory.

Neither Help nor info mention any methods too.
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