Commit 2daeea78 authored by Phil Sainty's avatar Phil Sainty Committed by Lars Ingebrigtsen

Support program switches in 'comint-run' command

* etc/NEWS:
* doc/emacs/misc.texi: Describe new behaviour (bug#33037).
* lisp/comint.el (comint-run): Add optional SWITCHES argument.
With prefix argument C-u, prompt for SWITCHES.
parent aecc82d7
......@@ -1099,7 +1099,8 @@ the directory tracking feature, and a few user commands.
@findex comint-run
You can use @kbd{M-x comint-run} to execute any program of your choice
in a subprocess using unmodified Comint mode---without the
specializations of Shell mode.
specializations of Shell mode. To pass arguments to the program, use
@kbd{C-u M-x comint-run}.
@node Shell Prompts
@subsection Shell Prompts
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......@@ -754,6 +754,10 @@ better emulate 'M-.' in both Bash and zsh, since the former counts
from the beginning of the arguments, while the latter counts from the
end.
+++
*** 'comint-run' can now accept a list of switches to pass to the program.
'C-u M-x comint-run' will prompt for the switches interactively.
** SQL
*** SQL Indent Minor Mode
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......@@ -760,16 +760,24 @@ Returns the (possibly newly created) process buffer."
(apply #'make-comint-in-buffer name nil program startfile switches))
;;;###autoload
(defun comint-run (program)
"Run PROGRAM in a Comint buffer and switch to it.
(defun comint-run (program &optional switches)
"Run PROGRAM in a Comint buffer and switch to that buffer.
If SWITCHES are supplied, they are passed to PROGRAM. With prefix argument
\\[universal-argument] prompt for SWITCHES as well as PROGRAM.
The buffer name is made by surrounding the file name of PROGRAM with `*'s.
The file name is used to make a symbol name, such as `comint-sh-hook', and any
hooks on this symbol are run in the buffer.
See `make-comint' and `comint-exec'."
(declare (interactive-only make-comint))
(interactive "sRun program: ")
(interactive
(list (read-string "Run program: ")
(and (consp current-prefix-arg)
(split-string-and-unquote (read-string "Switches: ")))))
(let ((name (file-name-nondirectory program)))
(switch-to-buffer (make-comint name program))
(switch-to-buffer (apply #'make-comint name program nil switches))
(run-hooks (intern-soft (concat "comint-" name "-hook")))))
(defun comint-exec (buffer name command startfile switches)
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