Commit d984dbc1 authored by Gerd Moellmann's avatar Gerd Moellmann

(dired-do-shell-command): Changed documentation.

(dired-shell-stuff-it): A `?' in COMMAND has now the same
meaning as `*'.
parent 32fd7972
1999-12-06 Inge Frick <inge@nada.kth.se>
* dired-aux.el (dired-do-shell-command): Changed documentation.
(dired-shell-stuff-it): A `?' in COMMAND has now the same
meaning as `*'.
1999-12-06 Gerd Moellmann <gerd@gnu.org>
* simple.el (insert-buffer): Doc fix.
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......@@ -319,6 +319,10 @@ Normally the command is run on each file individually.
However, if there is a `*' in the command then it is run
just once with the entire file list substituted there.
If there is no `*', but a `?' in the command then it is still run
on each file individually but with the filename substituted there
instead of att the end of the command.
No automatic redisplay of dired buffers is attempted, as there's no
telling what files the command may have changed. Type
\\[dired-do-redisplay] to redisplay the marked files.
......@@ -370,13 +374,17 @@ the list of file names explicitly with the FILE-LIST argument."
;; (coming from interactive P and currently ignored) to decide what to do.
;; Smart would be a way to access basename or extension of file names.
;; See dired-trns.el for an approach to this.
;; Bug: There is no way to quote a *
;; On the other hand, you can never accidentally get a * into your cmd.
;; Bug: There is no way to quote a * or a ?
;; On the other hand, you can never accidentally get a * or a ? into
;; your cmd.
(let ((stuff-it
(if (string-match "\\*" command)
(cond ((string-match "\\*" command)
(function (lambda (x)
(dired-replace-in-string "\\*" x command))))
((string-match "\\?" command)
(function (lambda (x)
(dired-replace-in-string "\\*" x command)))
(function (lambda (x) (concat command " " x))))))
(dired-replace-in-string "\\?" x command))))
(t (function (lambda (x) (concat command " " x)))))))
(if on-each
(mapconcat stuff-it (mapcar 'shell-quote-argument file-list) ";")
(let ((fns (mapconcat 'shell-quote-argument
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