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Re: some dired hints should be background jobs

From: John Wiegley
Subject: Re: some dired hints should be background jobs
Date: Sun, 02 Mar 2003 15:10:14 -0700
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>>>>> Dan Jacobson wrote:

> idea, in dired with the cursor on a .pdf file, when we hit ! we get
> ! on man.pdf: [xpdf] [by the way, I just copy-and-pasted that line
> from the minibuffer prompt into this message and can't edit it one
> bit!]  OK, but better a better default would be running xpdf in the
> background, for which the user has to type "xpdf * &" which BTW
> creates an distracting Async window. Yes, all that can be
> customized on one's own.

Does "&" do anything on Windows?  What should happen then?


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