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Re: Emacs 20.7 dired bug on AIX 4+

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Emacs 20.7 dired bug on AIX 4+
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2001 13:19:09 +0200 (IST)

On Tue, 3 Apr 2001, Sean Pfeiffer wrote:

> We're running Emacs 20.7 on a cluster of IBM RS6000s running AIX 4+.
> The dired.el shipped with 20.7 appears to have some serious problems
> on our system.  If you try to access an older file through dired it
> will return an error message indicating that the filename is invalid,
> even though the file clearly exist.
> I copied the dired.el file from Emacs 20.4 into the 20.7 tree and
> recompiled, and it looks like this corrected the problem.  One of the
> systems programmers here suggested that the problem may be that the
> 20.7 dired is failing to anticipate how AIX displays the date field
> for older files, e.g.:
>  -rw-------   1 user     group       184 Sep 28 1999  foo.sh
> Note that there are two spaces after the year.  On a Solaris machine,
> the extra space appears before the year rather than after it:
>  -rw-------   1 user     group       184 Sep 28  1999 foo.sh
> Note that we did configure Emacs 20.7 with the "rs6000-ibm-aix4" flag.

Thanks, this is already fixed in the development sources for the next 
release.  The current version allows for one more optional space after 
the year.

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