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

From: René Kyllingstad
Subject: Re: Why @#! is not Emacs using the Recycle bin on w32?
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2008 21:12:14 -0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.2 (windows-nt)

* David House:
>  2008/8/29 Drew Adams <address@hidden>:
> > BTW - Question: if `delete-by-moving-to-trash' is non-nil, should Dired
> > still ask you for confirmation for deletion? Dunno. Perhaps that could
> > be a choice (separate values for `delete-by-moving-to-trash').
>  I think no -- I can't think of a system where you are asked whether to
>  perform some reversible operation (and I can't think of a reason why
>  you should be).
>  I still feel the best default is to send the file to trash without
>  asking any questions, then inform the user that this has happened.
>  (E.g. (message "File sent to trash folder %s" path-to-trash).) This

And mentions: "<current-keybinding> to undo".  It doesn't get in your way,
but in case it was a quick mistake you immediately see how to fix it (this
is how gmail handles similar actions, and it's just brilliant).

Also, being able to use standard undo to undelete files is sadly not yet
standard so it's not expected.

Btw, I use dired quite a bit, but for copying and moving files I often end
up using something else to be able to perform it in the background, with
some indication of the progress. Would that Emacs could do that.

-- René

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