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Re: dired-move-to-filename-regexp

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: dired-move-to-filename-regexp
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2004 12:34:58 +0900

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:
>     It maybe a bit less work, but it's certainly not "better" -- without the
>     auto-adjustment feature, it "simply" would use absurdly large amounts of
>     whitespace _just in case_ a file happens to be hundreds of gigabytes in 
> size
>     and have thousands of links.
> If ls does what ls used to do, it won't be worse than it was.

Actually I think it's been getting worse recently because of the advent
of large file systems, etc -- you can no longer assume that 8 or 9
characters is enough for the file's size.

Morever, it was never that good: the excess whitespace caused annoyance
for me even in the old days.  The new flexibility of ls is generally a
_win_ from a user's point of view, it's only slightly unusual
applications of it such as emacs' dired updating-after-rename in which
it's not.  I like dired, and I'd like it to be as user-friendly as

However, the argument seems moot, as Stefan's patch would appear to
solve the problem.  Yay!  Thanks Stefan...

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