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Re: Why @#! is not Emacs using the Recycle bin on w32?

From: Lennart Borgman (gmail)
Subject: Re: Why @#! is not Emacs using the Recycle bin on w32?
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2008 21:59:20 +0200
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Johannes Weiner wrote:
> "Lennart Borgman (gmail)" <address@hidden> writes:
>> I just deleted a file because I misunderstood dired. I needed that file
>> (of course).
> Do you see the paradoxon?

I don't know. What is it? Sounds like some fairytale animal.

> Would it be feasible to extend the documentation on this?  I suspect
> that you don't use dired without ever looking at the documentation at
> all, so a note in the docstring (and info file) that explains that
> `delete' means `delete' would be enough to prevent this
> misunderstanding?

Thanks, I am sorry, but I really do not think so. This is not a logical
misunderstanding. It is an expectation on the behaviour of the UI.

However mentioning there how to turn on the Recycle Bin support (or
whatever it will be called) would be a good thing.

>       Hannes
>  (defun dired-do-delete (&optional arg)
> -  "Delete all marked (or next ARG) files.
> +  "Permanently(!) delete all marked (or next ARG) files.
>  `dired-recursive-deletes' controls whether deletion of
>  non-empty directories is allowed."
>    ;; This is more consistent with the file marking feature than

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