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Re: Proposing the new dired command "|"

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: Proposing the new dired command "|"
Date: 24 Feb 2002 01:55:55 +0100
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address@hidden (Andreas Schwab) writes:

> 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.

...demand, no.  But propose, yes!

IMO, users of free software should be encurated to propose
improvements - and make these proposals public!  

Otherwise, all bright ideas would eventually be patented and out of
reach for free software.

Dan, keep your ideas coming.  You propose them, we filter them...

Kim F. Storm  http://www.cua.dk

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