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bug#6857: shell-command should say where it is talking about


From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#6857: shell-command should say where it is talking about
Date: Sat, 02 Jul 2011 16:00:09 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110018 (No Gnus v0.18) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden writes:

>        M-! (translated from <escape> !) runs the command shell-command, which
>        is an interactive compiled Lisp function in `simple.el'.
>
> OK, but in its error message,
>
>     (Shell command failed with code 99 and some error output)
>
> you had better tell the user just what buffer to look for that error
> output in, lest he have to figure it out himself. Not impossible but not
> friendly. emacs-version "24.0.50.1".

In what cases do you get an error message saying

   (Shell command failed with code 99 and some error output)

?

I get error messages like:

/bin/bash: lala: command not found

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