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Re: open file and command substitution of bash

From: Davis Herring
Subject: Re: open file and command substitution of bash
Date: Mon, 4 Jan 2010 07:48:34 -0800 (PST)
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> emacs /dev/fd/5

You could just do emacs <(ls) -- bash replaces <(ls) with something like
/dev/fd/63 anyway.

> However, I suppose that emacs uses pipes for implementing processes... It
> cannot read its stdin from a pipe and create a buffer with?

Certainly one could (in C) arrange for Emacs to open a file name and treat
it as if it were a pipe from a process.  But Emacs doesn't consider that
the same operation as visiting a file, which is what is requested when you
use file names as arguments.


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