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RE: Perl "plugin" for Emacs


From: Paxxus
Subject: RE: Perl "plugin" for Emacs
Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2011 00:31:49 +0200



> Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2011 00:01:57 +0200
> Subject: Re: Perl "plugin" for Emacs
> From: address@hidden
> To: address@hidden
> CC: address@hidden
>
> On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 23:22, paxxus <address@hidden> wrote:
>
> > I'd like to be able to perform some text formatting in Perl as that will be
> > way faster for me than having to learn Lisp. Here's what I'm after:
> >
> > 1. Select a region in Emacs.
> > 2. Press a key.
> > 3. The selected text is passed to a Perl script.
> > 4. Output from Perl script replaces the selected region.
> >
> > Is this possible and what exactly would I have to put in my .emacs if, let's
> > say, the key I want to bind is F5 and the Perl script is located at
> > ~/Emacs/format.pl
>
> Look up the function shell-command-on-region.

Thanks! I put the following code in my .emacs (using cksum as the command for testing):

(global-set-key (kbd "<f5>") '(shell-command-on-region "cksum"))

But I get the following error when I press F5:

Wrong type argument: commandp, (shell-command-on-region "cksum")


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