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Re: small Eshell docfix

From: John Wiegley
Subject: Re: small Eshell docfix
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2004 00:58:15 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.110003 (No Gnus v0.3) Emacs/21.3.50 (darwin)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>       (defcustom eshell-explicit-command-char ?*
>       "*If this char occurs before a command name, call it externally.
>       That is, although vi may be an alias, *vi will always call the
>     ! external version.  UNIX users may prefer this variable to be \\."
>       :type 'character
>       :group 'eshell-ext)
> When it says "UNIX users", who does that mean?  Does it mean users
> of Solaris and BSD as opposed to GNU/Linux?  Why would they be
> different?

Actually, I think everybody would prefer it to be *.  The only reason
I said that in the comment is that ksh uses "\word" to override any
alias defined for "word".  Feel free to remove that line from the


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