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

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: ! in Dired--what was the outcome?
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 11:45:47 +0200
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David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:

> 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 {\}.

I agree.

However, if we really need a special syntax to insert {} literally,
we could use {{}}.

Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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