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

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: ! in Dired--what was the outcome?
Date: Sat, 16 Oct 2004 09:52:36 -0400

    {} might be a good replacement for ? since AFAIU its planned use
    doesn't depend on surrounding whitespace, but the problem is still
    unsolved for *.

We don't have a problem to solve for *.  We don't need
to do anything besides switch from ? to {}.

      Currently the marked file names are substituted for
    the * only if * is surrounded by whitespace.  But what if someone
    wants to use the names of all marked files with * not surrounded
    by whitespace, e.g.

    ! some_external_program --files='*'

If you find such a situation, just put in whitespace:

    ! some_external_program --files=' * '

I don't see how there could ever be a reason you
would need to do this with no whitespace.

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