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


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: dired-do-shell-command: cannot escape the *
Date: 02 Jan 2002 23:37:46 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1

address@hidden (David Masterson) writes:

> >>>>> David Kastrup writes:
> > address@hidden (David Masterson) writes:
> >> >>>>> Richard Stallman writes:
> 
> >> >> What's wrong with having dired-do-shell-command ignore the * if
> >> >> it is escaped with a backslash?
> 
> >> > Then people have to wonder about what to do if they want to put
> >> > backslash-* into the shell command.  In other words, this isn't
> >> > as simple in practice as it sounds.
> 
> >> Hmmm.  I suppose you could escape the backslash?  
> 
> > 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.
> 
> Hmmm.  Can anything be done with ^Q (ie. quoted-insert)?

Not really. * already enters itself literally, prefixing with ^Q will
not change that.  The special interpretation comes later.

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David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum
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