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Re: simple.el change

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: simple.el change
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2001 09:45:12 -0500

> Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:
> > Do people see any problem with this change in M-! and M-|?
> > The change is that when the shell command gets an error,
> > the echo area says there was an error, and the output
> > is always displayed through its buffer.
> I think this behavior sounds quite annoying.
> 99% of the time when a command fails with an error, it outputs an error
> message, and nothing else, and more than likely I just want to resubmit
> the command with a different argument or something.  Since many commands
> will then display the stdout output in the echo area (if there is any),
> I'm left having to restore the window state manually because I mistyped
> the first command...

How about adding the "failure notice" to the output ?
Similar to what start-process does by default.


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