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Re: [PATCH] Make eshell ‘ls’ output clickable.

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Make eshell ‘ls’ output clickable.
Date: Fri, 07 Jul 2017 12:10:04 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Fri, 07 Jul 2017 17:08:47 +0200 Nicolas Petton <address@hidden> wrote: 

NP> I like the feature, I've been using something similar for a long time.
NP> I would even enable it by default, as I don't see any downside of doing
NP> so.

Does it make it harder to use the mouse to copy file names? Are spaces
and other non-alphanumeric characters handled correctly?

What if there are URLs in the shell output? Should those be browsable?

What about dates? Can we make calendar entries automatically from

I feel this indicates a wider need, not specific to eshell, to dig out
"things" from text and act on them, guessing their proper handler. In
this case, because the "things" come from the `ls` output, maybe we can
tag them with a text property that can then hint that these are file
names. So to me this feels like a context-sensitive minor mode or even
an Emacs-wide text handler facility, useful beyond eshell. Maybe it
already exists?


[1] This is not an extreme suggestion; Apple and Google products do this.

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