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Re: & and M-& to run programs asynchronously

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: & and M-& to run programs asynchronously
Date: Tue, 08 Jul 2008 01:12:48 +0300
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>>>>   What's the status of this feature? Several problems were tackled
>>>>   and several suggestions were proposed, but no consensus was
>>>>   reached.
>>>>   Discussion brought following topics:
>>>> - & in dired is not intuitive for dired-flag-garbage-files
>>> Some alternatives that are not taken are ",", "@", "'", "`".  The
>>> garbage bag symbol "@" might be suitable.
>> Garbage bag?!  It is a human in NetHack.
> And & is a demon.

This suggests leaving the character & for garbage files unchanged.

But seriously, if `% d' is used to flag a group of files for deletion,
then maybe we can bind `% &' to flagging garbage files instead of `&'?

Juri Linkov

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