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Re: breakthrough: use $* instead of * in dired-do-shell-command

From: Dan Jacobson
Subject: Re: breakthrough: use $* instead of * in dired-do-shell-command
Date: 04 Mar 2002 08:14:33 +0800
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>>>>> "David" == David Masterson <address@hidden> writes:

>>>>> Dan Jacobson writes:
>> [Below you just gotta accept my logic... "*" pales as a major
>> embarrassment in the towering shadow of my $* idea.]

David> Umm.  You're rambling, but I take it that your idea is that
David> dired-do-shell-command should use "$" to escape the special meaning of
David> "*" (and "?"?) in dired-do-shell-command?  Correct?

Yes, instead of employing *, $* should have been employed.  That way
one need no special thinking of what * is supposed to mean anymore.
Indeed, it would be consistent with the whole shell argument concept,
and $1 $2 etc. could be used too.
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