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Re: ! in Dired--what was the outcome?

From: Johan Vromans
Subject: Re: ! in Dired--what was the outcome?
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 10:26:37 +0200
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Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     Maybe I should mention a possible simpler solution, proposed in
>     private email by Johan Vromans to use {} instead of ?, in analogy with
>     the -exec argument of find(1).
>     mv {} .{}.uu
> That could be a good idea.

Likewise, {} could be made available to 'shell-command' as well, to
make it easy to run arbitrary commands on the file associated with the
current buffer. For example C-x C-s M-! cp {} {}.save RET before
starting to make possibly hazardous changes...

-- Johan

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