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Re: info inconsistency about "Shell Commands in Dired"

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: info inconsistency about "Shell Commands in Dired"
Date: Sat, 21 Aug 2004 13:02:38 +0300

> Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2004 19:40:12 -0500 (CDT)
> From: Luc Teirlinck <address@hidden>
>       * 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.

I think we had better fix the code instead of removing the example.
It seems a pity that the example doesn't work.

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