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Re: emacs misbehaves without --unibyte

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: emacs misbehaves without --unibyte
Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 11:58:45 +0300 (IDT)

On Wed, 29 May 2002, Paul Stoeber wrote:

> I once had the same problem with smbclient.  I wanted to use it in a script,
> but didn't want to sacrifice any robustness.  So I added a --batch-ouput
> option, which was really effortless because all the data was at hand in the
> C code, it was just a matter of changing the `printf's.  I made the output
> so that it was (a) unambiguous and (b) easy to parse.  And the script
> has been performing nicely without any glitches ever since.
> Maybe that's not an option for Emacs because it wants to use whatever
> /bin/ls is available on the system.

Exactly.  GNU `ls' already has such an option, but there are many `ls' 
varieties out there that don't support it.

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