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Re: dired-do-copy's Help doesn't mention magic characters


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: dired-do-copy's Help doesn't mention magic characters
Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2002 12:31:47 +0200

> From: Dan Jacobson <address@hidden>
> Newsgroups: gnu.emacs.bug
> Date: 22 Mar 2002 12:16:28 +0800
> 
> dired-do-copy's Help doesn't mention the use of $ in the target file
> name.  E.g. I told it to copy to foo$$ and it copies to foo$, I told
> it foo$$$ and I get an error, I told it foo$$$$ and I get foo$$.
> Nowhere do I get $$ to be the shell PID...

$$ is a general feature of file-name handling in Emacs, so it's not
clear where to document that (except in the manual; see the node
"File names").



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