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Re: dired default Feature request


From: Per Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: dired default Feature request
Date: Thu, 01 Nov 2001 18:59:29 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.090004 (Oort Gnus v0.04) Emacs/21.1 (i686-pc-linux-gnu)

address@hidden (David Kastrup) writes:

>>>>>> "Eli" == Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
>
>     Eli> OTOH, I think Unix and GNU/Linux users are used to the
>     Eli> current default.
>
> I veto that.  I am a seasoned Unix user and of course I know that rm
> fails on directories.  But that does not make me expect that the
> removal command in a file browser will fail because of that. 

I agree with David, being a long-time Unix user as well.

> I second
> the original request, and it is that, by the way, which I have
> configured dired to do, anyway.

I didn't know 'dired-recursive-deletes' existed, and have got
irritated the few times I tried dired that it would't delete
directories.  And decided not to bother even learning dired.  

Had 'dired-recursive-deletes' been 'top' at default, I might have been
an active dired user today.



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