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Re: [h-e-w] interactive "r" argument passing

From: Francis Wright
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] interactive "r" argument passing
Date: Fri, 17 May 2019 17:18:18 +0000

You need to double the backslashes or use forward slashes; either should work. 
(And there should be no need to shorten filenames.)


> -----Original Message-----
> From: help-emacs-windows <help-emacs-windows-
> address@hidden> On Behalf Of T400
> Sent: Friday, 17 May 2019 6:01 pm
> To: w32emacs <address@hidden>
> Subject: [h-e-w] interactive "r" argument passing
> Dear w32 emacs gurus:
> Why does this function not work? I think that similar functions I wrote long
> ago did work.:
> (defun save-sscratch (start end) ;; M-x sch alias
> "Append region in *scratch* to file scratch.txt"
> (interactive "r")
> (with-current-buffer "*scratch*"
>     (append-to-file start end "c:\mydocu~1\scratch.txt")))
> Do I need escaped backslashes? forward slashes?
> Thanks,
> Ed

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