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Re: Asynchronous commands with eshell-command

From: Sebastian Tennant
Subject: Re: Asynchronous commands with eshell-command
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 18:55:05 +0000
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Quoth Thierry Volpiatto <address@hidden>:
> Sebastian Tennant <address@hidden> writes:
>> Quoth Michael Heerdegen <address@hidden>:
>>> Does anybody know how to start external commands asynchronously with
>>> `eshell-command'? I tried `xterm &' for example, which works but also
>>> raises an error.
>>> The source code seems to support the asynchronous case, but I don't
>>> know what to type.
>> Where's Thierry Volpiatto when you need him :)
> I am here again!

Great :)

> But i am not a specialist of eshell, just a user that use always
> eshell-command instead of shell-command (M-!) because it's much more
> powerful: It accept elisp code, shell code, the both mixed, alias, all
> completion and more.

The fact it is so powerful is what puts me off.  I can sees days, and
even weeks, disappearing as I get more and more into it :)

> But if you want to make more complex async commands, why not creating
> a specialized function using start-process/start-process-shell-command
> with another sentinel-function that use set-process-sentinel ?

Hmm... like interactive-asynchronous-shell-command? :)

I suspect Michael knows all about these kinds of methods and is being a
little braver than I am in starting to explore the capabilities of

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