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Re: inserting output of shell-command (was: Major usability issue)

From: Lute Kamstra
Subject: Re: inserting output of shell-command (was: Major usability issue)
Date: 02 Sep 2002 22:33:00 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2

lawrence mitchell <address@hidden> writes:

> Bruce Korb wrote:
> > For years I have captured the output of a shell command and inserted
> > it into my document.  The latest distributions of Linux now carry a
> > version of emacs that makes doing that non-obvious.  I'm sure it is
> > doable, but it is really important to just be able to ALT-| then
> > type a command and be able to use a mouse click to capture the text.
> > I haven't read emacs lisp macros yet in order to reverse-engineer
> > what has been done; but I shouldn't have to either.  :-(
> /----[ C-h k M-! ]
> | M-! runs the command shell-command
> |    which is an interactive compiled Lisp function in `simple'.
> | (shell-command COMMAND &optional OUTPUT-BUFFER ERROR-BUFFER)
> |
> | Execute string COMMAND in inferior shell; display output, if any.
> | With prefix argument, insert the COMMAND's output at point.
> | [...]
> \----
> So you probably want to be typing something like C-1 M-! at the
> correct point in your buffer.

Oops, typo.  Make that: C-u M-!


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