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Re: Backticks in Eshell

From: Joost Kremers
Subject: Re: Backticks in Eshell
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2021 15:38:08 +0200
User-agent: mu4e 1.6.6; emacs 27.2.50

On Thu, Sep 30 2021, Felix E. Klee wrote:
> To generate a one time password, I would do in Bash:
>     oathtool -b --totp `gpg -d secret.gpg`
> How do I do the equivalent in Eshell?
> I tried:
>     oathtool -b --totp ${gpg -d secret.gpg}
> But that doesn’t work.  Even the following doesn’t work:
>     echo ${gpg -h}
> I expect GnuPG’s help text, but there’s no output.

Try without the $ sign. This works for me:

    ls -l {which python}

Eshell, unfortunately, isn't very well documented. There's a lot of useful info
in Mastering Emacs[1], tough.




Joost Kremers
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