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Re: dired-diff ignores m marked files

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: dired-diff ignores m marked files
Date: Thu, 3 May 2001 11:02:46 +0300

On 3 May 2001, Dan Jacobson wrote:

> emacs> = runs the command dired-diff
> emacs> Compare file at point with file FILE using `diff'.
> emacs> FILE defaults to the file at the mark.
> mmm, ok, but if you talk like that you might confuse users with
> the kind of marks from

Thanks, I made this clear in the command's doc string.

> Which brings up the point: if I have an m marked file and I hit = on
> another file, = should have some interaction with that m marked file,
> just like it does with the set-mark marked file today.  Should it take
> preference to the set-mark marked file is probably certain.  Should
> the interaction be the same as when with set-mark marked files?  I
> guess so.

I don't know; perhaps if there's only one marked file.  However, 
dired-mark is normally used to mark many files, in which case it would 
probably not useful for dired-diff to look at them.

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