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Re: dired-do-shell-command as "bash program"

From: David Hansen
Subject: Re: dired-do-shell-command as "bash program"
Date: Fri, 09 May 2008 09:06:58 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

On Fri, 09 May 2008 08:37:07 +0200 Torben Knudsen wrote:

> How can i do dired-do-shell-command as "bash program" in the sense
> that I can keep working with my emacs also when the started program
> runs just as it was started from a shell with a & at the end.

Append a `&'.  `*' and `?' are interpreted as one would expect.
E.g. for a single file do "program ? &" if you have marked multiple
files: "program * &".

One drawback is that you can only run one async shell command at the
time or you have to rename the output buffer.


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