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

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: ! in Dired--what was the outcome?
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 10:56:07 +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.  It would only cause a problem if you
> are trying to run `find'.  I guess you could use "{}" to pass
> that argument to `find'; by the time `find' sees it, the quotes
> will have been removed.
> Does anyone see a problem with this?

I think {} should be replaced by the file name, period.  That's simple
to understand.  If you really need {}, you can quote one of the two
characters, like '{'} or {\}.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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