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Re: dired command on marked files

From: Joel J. Adamson
Subject: Re: dired command on marked files
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2008 17:04:24 -0400
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Fabian Braennstroem <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi,
>     I would like to use dired to create some plots using
>     xmgrace/gracebat. My idea is to mark some files and plot
>     them all into one diagram using something like:
>     gracebat <file1> <file2> ... <file n> -pexec 'subtitle "<title>"'  
> -hardcopy -hdevice EPS -printfile "<name>"
>    Generally, I would use 'call-process' , but I have no clue, how I can 
> create a call with variable number of files (depending on the marks).
>    In the end, emacs should ask for the 'title' and 'name'.

Are you talking about a program, or interactively?  Interactively, I
would use a shell for loop.


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