Commit 3c73e30e authored by Eli Zaretskii's avatar Eli Zaretskii
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Fix bug #7563 with docs of split-string-and-unquote.

 processes.texi (Shell Arguments): Fix documentation of
 `split-string-and-unquote'.  Add indexing.
parent 68f75971
2010-12-11 Eli Zaretskii <>
* processes.texi (Shell Arguments): Fix documentation of
`split-string-and-unquote'. Add indexing. (Bug#7563)
2010-12-07 Stefan Monnier <>
* modes.texi (Auto-Indentation): New section to document SMIE.
......@@ -195,10 +195,17 @@ a shell command:
@end example
@end defun
@cindex quoting and unquoting shell command line
@cindex quoting and unquoting command-line arguments
@cindex minibuffer input, and command-line arguments
@cindex @code{call-process}, command-line arguments from minibuffer
@cindex @code{start-process}, command-line arguments from minibuffer
The following two functions are useful for creating shell commands
from individual argument strings, and taking shell command lines apart
into individual arguments.
into individual arguments. These functions are mainly intended to be
used for converting user input in the minibuffer, a Lisp string, into
a list of string arguments to be passed to @code{call-process} or
@code{start-process}, or for the converting such lists of arguments in
a single Lisp string to be presented in the minibuffer or echo area.
@defun split-string-and-unquote string &optional separators
This function splits @var{string} into substrings at matches for the
......@@ -210,7 +217,7 @@ If @var{separators} is omitted or @code{nil}, it defaults to
@code{"\\s-+"}, which is a regular expression that matches one or more
characters with whitespace syntax (@pxref{Syntax Class Table}).
This function performs two types of quoting: enclosing a whole string
This function supports two types of quoting: enclosing a whole string
in double quotes @code{"@dots{}"}, and quoting individual characters
with a backslash escape @samp{\}. The latter is also used in Lisp
strings, so this function can handle those as well.
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