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Re: help with view-less mode


From: rgb
Subject: Re: help with view-less mode
Date: 18 Apr 2005 12:30:51 -0700
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Charlie Sears wrote:
> Newbie question:  My hope is to replace less with emacs, so I want
users to
> be able to start emacs from the command line, have it view a file
using the
> view-less mode, and have it exit when q is pressed.  (This is to get
around
> the bug in less that prevents the search function from finding any
text on
> a line beginning with a null character.)
>
> Here is what I have tried, and the errors I get:
>
> $ emacs -nw -f "view-file"
> ...
> Wrong number of arguments
>
>
> $ emacs -nw -f "view-file file"
> ...
> Symbol's function definition is void: view-file\ file
>
>
> $ emacs -nw -f "view-file 'file"
> ...
> Symbol's function definition is void: view-file\ \'file
>
>
> $ emacs -nw -f "view-less"
> ...
> Symbol's function definition is void: view-less
>
>
> $ emacs -nw -f "view-less file"
> ...
> Symbol's function definition is void: view-less\ file
>
>
> Any help or suggestions where to look would be appreciated.

The doc says:

`-f function'
`--funcall=function'
  Call lisp function *function* with no arguments.

So you can't use it to call a function that requires arguments.

You want the --eval aka --execute switch as in

--eval="(message-mail \"address@hidden")"



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