Commit 2d36e6a9 authored by Richard M. Stallman's avatar Richard M. Stallman
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(Shell Commands in Dired): Delete the ? example.

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If the command string contains @samp{?} surrounded by whitespace, the
current file name is substituted for @samp{?}. You can use @samp{?}
this way more than once in the command, and each occurrence is
replaced. For instance, here is how to uuencode each file, making the
output file name by appending @samp{.uu} to the input file name:
@example
uuencode ? ? > ?.uu
@end example
replaced.
@end itemize
To iterate over the file names in a more complicated fashion, use an
explicit shell loop. For example, this shell command is another way
to uuencode each file:
explicit shell loop. For example, here is how to uuencode each file,
making the output file name by appending @samp{.uu} to the input file
name:
@example
for file in * ; do uuencode "$file" "$file" >"$file".uu; done
@end example
@noindent
This simple example doesn't require a shell loop (you can do it
with @samp{?}, but it illustrates the technique.
The working directory for the shell command is the top-level directory
of the Dired buffer.
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