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Re: ielm uses the cat program


From: Juanma Barranquero
Subject: Re: ielm uses the cat program
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2003 13:52:29 +0100

On 30 Jan 2003 13:19:07 +0100, Alex Schroeder <address@hidden> wrote:

> ielm.el contains the following:
> 
>   ;; A dummy process to keep comint happy. It will never get any input
>   (if (comint-check-proc (current-buffer)) nil
>     (start-process "ielm" (current-buffer) "cat")
> 
> When I just installed Emacs 21 on a friend's windows machine without
> any unix-like tools on it, M-x ielm would not work because he did not
> have cat installed.  Can we replace the cat program with anything
> else?

On the trunk it's already fixed:

  ;; A dummy process to keep comint happy. It will never get any input
  (unless (comint-check-proc (current-buffer))
    ;; Was cat, but on non-Unix platforms that might not exist, so
    ;; use hexl instead, which is part of the Emacs distribution.
    (condition-case nil
        (start-process "ielm" (current-buffer) "hexl")
      (file-error (start-process "ielm" (current-buffer) "cat")))
    (process-kill-without-query (ielm-process))
    (goto-char (point-max))
    

I'd suggest doing the same for EMACS_21_1_RC.

                                                           /L/e/k/t/u





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