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Re: Why can't I use xargs emacs?

From: Adam Funk
Subject: Re: Why can't I use xargs emacs?
Date: Wed, 03 Feb 2010 14:20:59 +0000
User-agent: slrn/pre1.0.0-16/mm/ao (Ubuntu Intrepid)

On 2010-02-03, hymie! wrote:

> In our last episode, the evil Dr. Lacto had captured our hero,
>   Adam Funk <address@hidden>, who said:

>>$ find -name '*.txt' |xargs emacs -nw
>>emacs: standard input is not a tty
> Are you missing the . in your find command on purpose?

It's optional in GNU find.

> What's wrong with
> emacs -nw `find  . -name '*.txt'`
> ?

Nothing, thanks!  What's the difference between these two?

emacs -nw `find  . -name '*.txt'`
emacs -nw $(find  . -name '*.txt')

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