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Re: shell-command parameters


From: Chetan
Subject: Re: shell-command parameters
Date: Mon, 05 Jan 2009 13:40:27 -0800
User-agent: Emacs Gnus

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: Chetan <address@hidden>
>> Date: Mon, 05 Jan 2009 05:35:45 -0800
>> 
>> rustom <address@hidden> writes:
>> 
>> > When I issue a shell command which is a pipeline such as say
>> >
>> > echo 1 2 3; echo 4 5
>> >
>> > in a normal shell I should get
>> > 1 2 3
>> > 4 5
>> >
>> > However in windows for emacs shell-command (M-!) I get
>> > 1 2 3;echo 4 5
>> >
>> > Any clues??
>> >
>> > The worst part is it sometimes works and sometimes not!
>> 
>> Do you mean you get different results on Windows or between Windows
>> and other systems?
>> 
>> If it is the latter, isn't that the expected behaviour?
>
> Yes, it certainly is.
>
> On Windows, if you want 2 commands on a single line, use `&' instead
> of `;', as in
>
>    echo 1 2 3 & echo 4 5
Or
echo 1 2 3 && echo 4 5 and get the same result everywhere


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