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Re: dired mode recursive delete

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: dired mode recursive delete
Date: Sun, 03 Jun 2007 21:43:57 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1.50 (gnu/linux)

>> I wonder what would be the best way to implement this in dired: get code
>>>from coreutils (that updates directories like `cp -u', moves directories
>> between partitions etc.), or make dired commands to run coreutils commands
>> like `cp' and `mv' directly with appropriate switches.  It seems strange
>> that dired uses external commands like `ls', and doesn't use `cp' and `mv'.
> Because no one wrote the emulators cp-lisp.el and mv-lisp.el yet?

Like that, yes, but the other way around :)

>From the beginning Emacs uses external commands, and later ls-lisp.el
and find-lisp.el were added for the systems without necessary external
commands.  In case of cp and mv, currently Emacs uses their "emulations",
but it would be good to use external commands directly.

Juri Linkov

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