2628Re: [jasspa] Re: Passing value of varaiable from command line to the start-up macro
- Jan 28, 2011On 28/01/2011 17:36, igcain wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Jon Green<jon@...> wrote:
>> On 27/01/2011 20:58, igcain wrote:
>>> Hi there
>>> I want to invoke the ne editor such that when it starts it goes to a specified line of text ready for over typing. My start-up macro in ne.emf looks something like;
>>> define-macro start-up
>>> 19 buffer-mode "over"
>>> !force search-buffer "M" "MONTH= "
>>> unfortunately my start-up macro (as currently written) only ever goes to the string constant "MONTH= ". But what I really would like to do is execute the command line with;
>>> ne -vVarName="MONTH= " somefile
>>> where VarName can be substituted for any string that happens to be present in the file to be ediited. Only thing is how do I reference the variable VarName within the start-up macro?
>>> Any help, much appreciated
>> Hi Ian,
>> VarName needs to be a MicroEmacs variable i.e. $foo so you will do:
>> ne -v"$foo=MONTH= " somefile
>> Then in your start-up macro you reference the variable $foo.
>> search-buffer "M" $foo
>> You will need to be careful about how you quote the argument on the command
>> line if there are any special characters or spaces. This will depend on the
>> operating system you are using.
>> Before you test the start-up macro probably best to play with starting the
>> editor with the variable setting on the command line and checking that the
>> variable is coming through correctly with a
>> esc-x describe-variable $foo
>> This will show you the variable value. If it is OK then you can work on the
> thanks for the reply. One question how do I know which variable I can use?
You can use any variable that is *NOT* listed in
These are ME's variables that are used by macros.
Also avoid any environment variable (i.e. $DISPLAY as used on UNIX).
So something like $arg1 would be a sensible choice i.e.
-v$arg1=This -v$arg2=and -v$arg3=that
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