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Re: address@hidden: grep-tree doesn't shell-quote-argument]

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: address@hidden: grep-tree doesn't shell-quote-argument]
Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2006 19:08:11 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Kevin Rodgers <address@hidden> writes:

> Kim F. Storm wrote:
>> David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:
>>>For what it's worth, AUCTeX's command dispatcher will understand a
>>>prefix-command as a request to edit the command that is going to be
>>>sent to the shell, and this functionality has been added because it
>>>was requested.
>> To follow that logic, every command which eventually causes a
>> command
>> to be sent to a shell should undeerstand a C-u prefix to mean "edit
>> command string before sending it to the shell" ?
> That logic can't be followed that far, because M-! and M-| already
> interpret C-u specially.

Well, it would be spectacularly pointless to let M-! and M-| offer the
command for editing again, anyway.

This would be useful as a convention mostly for commands which are set
up by Emacs, not by the user, and which have their own _special_
output buffer (not something like *Shell Command* but rather something
like *grep*) so that it would not make sense to insert the output into
the current buffer.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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