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Re: Ido mode on Windows: please turn off cache

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Ido mode on Windows: please turn off cache
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2007 06:18:49 +0200

> From: "Herbert Euler" <address@hidden>
> Bcc: 
> Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2007 11:36:17 +0800
> Ido-mode uses a cache for saving the content of recently visted
> directories, through the variable `ido-dir-file-cache'.  While this is
> not reliable on Windows.  I found that creating a file in a directory
> does not change the modification time of the directory on Windows, so
> that if a directory is visited recently, ido-mode cannot show the new
> files created after that visit.

What version of Windows is that?  Modern versions (Windows 2000 and
later) do change the directory modification time when a file is
created in the directory.  Are you talking about Windows 9X/ME?

> What about turn off cache for Windows?

I don't think it's a good idea.

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