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Re: run external command and let it go


From: John Russell
Subject: Re: run external command and let it go
Date: 26 Sep 2003 10:47:31 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

> > 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).

(call-process * nil 0 nil) was what I wanted.  Thanks.

John


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