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dired default Feature request

From: С.Б.Покровский
Subject: dired default Feature request
Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2001 15:01:19 +0600 (NST)

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In GNU Emacs 21.1.1 (sparc-sun-solaris2.8, X toolkit)
 of 2001-10-29 on mpk-6


Please describe exactly what actions triggered the bug
and the precise symptoms of the bug:

Presently trying to delete (or copy) a directory via dired produces

| 1 of 1 deletion failed--type ? for details

while moving is done without any warning whatsoever.
I suggest that both

dired-recursive-deletes and

should default to 'top.  IMHO this is much more common behavior for a
file manager (e.g. MidnightCommander, M$ Windows Explorer), it is more
convenient as sufficiently safe (the user is asked to confirm the

OTOH, I failed to find the variables in question by
`h-i recursive delete' or `h-i dired recursive'
(it is there for `h-i dired-recursive').  If changing the defaults is
judged unacceptable, I suggest that `recursive delete', `recursive
copy' and `dired recursive' be entered into the info index.


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