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Re: run external command and let it go

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: run external command and let it go
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 18:41:28 GMT
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

> Can anyone tell me how I can run an external process (like a temrinal
> or a browser) from emacs.  I know shell-command does this, but I
> really don't care about the output of the command, so the Shell output
> and Async output buffers are just annoying when they come up.  I
> really just want to launch a command and then be done with it.  Any
> ideas? Thanks.

`shell-command' is mostly meant for interactive use.  For elisp code, use
`call-process' or `start-process' (which see with C-h f).


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