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Re: & and M-& to run programs asynchronously

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: & and M-& to run programs asynchronously
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2009 00:52:34 +0300
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> El jue, sep 11 2008 a les 01:52, Juri Linkov va escriure:
>>> This plan was not completed. The next step would be to add M-& which
>>> would work like M-! but asynchronously.
>>> For a summary of the discussion so far, see the parent thread.
>> This is already implemented in
>> http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.emacs.devel/99764/focus=101699
>> But we have to wait for the next release.
> Now we have gone through the miserable bureaucracy of waiting almost
> 1 year since the patch was written.

No, this is not a bureaucracy - we have no enough manpower for the proper
bureaucracy ;-)

> Could the patch for M-&=async-shell-command be finally checked in?

I think `async-shell-command' in
is just a starting point for implementing more powerful command
that accepts more proposed options (like either to display the output
buffer or not, etc.)

Juri Linkov

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