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Re: info inconsistency about "Shell Commands in Dired"

From: Luc Teirlinck
Subject: Re: info inconsistency about "Shell Commands in Dired"
Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2004 19:40:12 -0500 (CDT)

Masatake YAMATO wrote:

   In the section "Shell Commands in Dired" of Emacs Info, 
   I found following lines:

      * If the command string contains `?' surrounded by whitespace, the
        current file name is substituted for `?'.  You can use `?' this
        way more than once in the command, and each occurrence is
        replaced.  For instance, here is how to uuencode each file, making
        the output file name by appending `.uu' to the input file name:

             uuencode ? ? > ?.uu

   ?.uu is surrounded by whitespace. So above command line generated an
   unexpected file.

You mean that the third ? is _not_ surrounded by whitespace?  I indeed
believe that the example is wrong.  The third ? is not substituted
and the output goes to a file named ?.uu.



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