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Re: Proposing the new dired command "|"

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Proposing the new dired command "|"
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2002 20:56:33 +0100
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Dan Jacobson <address@hidden> writes:

|> Proposing the new dired command "|".
|> Place the cursor on file x.
|> Currently one types
|> !cat *|a|b|c|d
|> the same effect can be had more easily with my proposed "|", just type
|> |a|b|c|d
|> both of which will do the same as
|> $ cat x|a|b|c|d
|> in the shell.
|> If there are several marked files x y z, perhaps do cat x y z|...
|> I propose 'em, you implement 'em.

That's not how free software works.  If you want to have something done,
you are supposed to do it yourself, or pay someone to do it for you.  You
are not in a position to demand anything.


Andreas Schwab, SuSE Labs, address@hidden
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