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

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: dired-do-shell-command: cannot escape the *
Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2001 05:17:12 GMT

address@hidden (David Kastrup) writes:
> Problem with that is that you would need to double every backslash
> passed into the shell.  Since the shell itself interprests backslash
> for escapes (most shells, not all), this would seriously unshellize
> the syntax of stuff you write as a command.

.... yeesh, there are occasions when I've had to use up to 8 backslashes
in a row for some shell command, so I guess this it'd make it 16!

Next to fried food, the South has suffered most from oratory.
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