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Re: info inconsistency about "Shell Commands in Dired"

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: info inconsistency about "Shell Commands in Dired"
Date: 21 Aug 2004 19:12:20 +0200
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Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     ?.uu is surrounded by whitespace. So above command line generated an
>     unexpected file.
> The change that makes ? operate this way only when followed by whitespace
> made the example incorrect.  As far as I can see, there is no simple way
> to make this example work again:
>           uuencode ? ? > ?.uu
> Does anyone see a way that I don't see?

uuencode ? ? > `echo ? `.uu

If everybody is finished laughing...  Maybe one should allow it
surrounded by quotes, something like


> If not, I will just delete the example.
> It is sort of unfortunate if there's no way now to
> substitute the file name and add an extension to it.


David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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