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RE: Output of bash dirs command vs. emacs
- From: Robinows at netscape dot net (David Robinow)
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 13:35:11 -0500
- Subject: RE: Output of bash dirs command vs. emacs
Ixnay Amenay <ixnay_amenay at yahoo dot com> wrote:
>The output of the 'dirs' builtin does not escape space
>~/program files ~/src/emacs
>This breaks the M-x dirs function of both cygwin emacs
>and NT emacs.
>I believe this to be a bash bug: There is no way for
>emacs (or anything else) to parse the output of dirs
>and disambiguate "space used as delimiter" vs. "space
>in the directory name".
bash is working as advertised. In any case, unless this
is a cygwin-specific behaviour, it's offtopic.
"M-x dirs" is not a standard emacs function.
I suggest you recode it to use "dirs -p". That should be
easy enough to parse.
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