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Re: & and M-& to run programs asynchronously

From: Daniel Clemente
Subject: Re: & and M-& to run programs asynchronously
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 02:47:09 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1 (gnu/linux)

This is an old thread.

El jue, jul 31 2008 a les 16:07, Chong Yidong va escriure:
> Juri Linkov <address@hidden> writes:
>>> I suppose the next step is to do the same for async-shell-command and
>>> bind it to M-& That's in simple.el. A function can read the user's
>>> input, add "&", and pass the command to shell-command.
>> This can be done with the following patch that adds a new command
>> `async-shell-command'.  I also noticed that code that sets
>> `minibuffer-default-add-shell-commands' could be moved from the
>> interactive spec of `shell-command' to `read-shell-command' so this
>> feature will be available for all functions that read a shell command
>> from the minibuffer (including a new command `async-shell-command').
> This is not such a trivial change, since M-& is bound elsewhere in a
> couple of modes.  Let's leave this for after the release.

Now Emacs 23 is already released.

I filed a bug to track what was missing of this new feature:
M-& to run commands asynchronously (async-shell-command)

-- Daniel

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