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RE: Dired without ls?

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: Dired without ls?
Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2011 08:19:07 -0800

> I've used Emacs on Windows for years now and only recently have I been
> unable to use dired. I get the error that ls is not found.
> Did I dream that ls is not required for dired? I'm almost 100 percent
> sure I've used dired on Windows and I've never had ls installed.

`ls' is not required for Dired on Windows.
On Windows, Dired uses `ls-lisp.el'.

Did you try with `emacs -Q'?  If so, and you see a problem, then please use `M-x
send-emacs-bug-report'.  If it works with `emacs -Q' but not otherwise, then
binary-search your init file to see where the problem lies.

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