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Re: git+master: c6e6503900534d939dd94b812563c27f22c49b7d crash when usin

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: git+master: c6e6503900534d939dd94b812563c27f22c49b7d crash when using gnus
Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2018 10:18:59 -0700
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Eli Zaretskii wrote:
Please use one long line, to avoid problems when people naïvely
copy/paste the command into the shell prompt.

Users can copy-paste the first example as-is already, since the earlier line ends in backslash. (The second example can't be copy-pasted as-is because of the metavariable, though the backslash doesn't hurt.)

If we're talking about truly naive users, then these commands are too long anyway. Is there some way we can shorten the commands to make them less error-prone? Maybe use shell scripts and tell users to run 'build-aux/thing1' and 'build-aux/thing2', that sort of thing?

I'll hold off backporting until we get the important matter of backslashes resolved. :-)

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