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Re: dired-do-rename on "." and ".."

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: dired-do-rename on "." and ".."
Date: Mon, 09 Jun 2003 04:53:48 -0400

       If one has a bunch of marked files including . and .. , I am
       personally not even really sure what the result of R , C , S , H , and
       some others _ought_ to be. These commands would operate on different
       levels of the directory tree, with potentially confusing results.

    You are right.  It seems to me now that I never used "S" on ".".
    Sorry for the misleading remark.

It seems pretty clear to me what these operations would do, including
S, for example--making a link to `.' or `..' is like making a link to

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