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

From: Torben Knudsen
Subject: Re: dired-do-shell-command as "bash program"
Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 09:13:07 +0200
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>>>>> "Kevin" == Kevin Rodgers <address@hidden> writes:

Kevin> Torben Knudsen wrote:
>>>>>>> "David" == David Hansen <address@hidden> writes:
David> 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.
David> Append a `&'.  `*' and `?' are interpreted as one would expect.
David> E.g. for a single file do "program ? &" if you have marked
David> multiple files: "program * &".
>>  Works fine but I use defaults from dired-guess-shell-alist-user
>> and I can't figure out how to avoid typing the default myself to
>> get this working.  If I type the command myself it works perfectly.

Kevin> `M-n' should insert the default in the minibuffer, for any
Kevin> command.

When I use ! on a pdf file I se [acroread] as default but doing M-n I
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