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Re: Insert date

From: Stephane Chazelas
Subject: Re: Insert date
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2005 20:36:46 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.6i

On Thu, Apr 21, 2005 at 08:38:34PM +0200, Julius Plenz wrote:
> Recently, I came across the idea to bind a key to insert the current
> date, just like I bound keys to insert things using "stuff".
> However, I tried :bind d exec ! date +%Y-%m-%d. That almost works like
> expected. I couldn't figure out exactly, but screen adds some strange
> control character before or after the command.
> Why doesn't this work? How do I realize to insert the current date?

If you want the output of that command to be inserted as if
typed from the keyboard, then, it should be exec .!.
Note that date outputs a trailing NL (^J) character, that may be
what you get.

:bind d exec .!. zsh -c 'print -Pn %D{%F}'


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