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Re: Short explanation for & in key ! of dired

From: Paul R
Subject: Re: Short explanation for & in key ! of dired
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 18:14:33 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.2 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden writes:

>>> I'd be happier! But, ok, thats my use-case, and I dont really know how
>>> other people use dired. 
>> That's exactly what I want too.  When backgrounding, I'm almost always
>> running some gui app; I do not care about stdout/stderr, and Emacs
>> clumsy handling of background processes (only one at a time unless you
>> fiddle with things) is pretty annoying.

That's my use case as well. Since we usually don't want to read
stdout/stderr, we could have a flag to redirect them to /dev/null.
Also, I think we can safely set defaults so that stdout is printed,
and stderr is discarded.


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