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Re: Inserting output from a program into a buffer

From: Tim Landscheidt
Subject: Re: Inserting output from a program into a buffer
Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2010 03:15:32 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1 (gnu/linux)

Tim Johnson <address@hidden> wrote:

> emacs 22.3.1 on slack 13.0/32-bit

> Consider the following text:

> [[10:00 11:27][14:43 14:57]] ;; ^output here

> Given that I have selected:
> "[[10:00 11:27][14:43 14:57]]"
> as a region, I would like to send that region to an external application
> and insert the output as indicated.

> I've recently started using emacs again after several years, and have in
> the past written quite a few elisp functions and keybindings for my own
> use. The external application has already been written, I've used it
> with vim and "r !<shell command>" for years.

> References to relevant and related elisp functions and scripts would
> probably be sufficient, however, if someone has done this already - why
> re-invent the wheel?

Not exactly what you require, but
C-u M-x shell-command-on-region RET will /replace/ the re-
gion with the output of the shell-command operated on the
original region.


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