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Re: wrong type argument error in dired

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: wrong type argument error in dired
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 14:22:04 +0200 (IST)

On Mon, 26 Nov 2001, Dave Sieber wrote:

> I also get the same error if I navigate to other directories that
> contain square brackets ('[' or ']') in the name.

The manual says that brackets are special in file names; you should quote 
such names with a "/:".  See the node Quoted File Names in the manual.

The only bug is in Dired, which should supply the quoting automatically 
when you press `e'.  This is probably not easy, given that there are 
files where the file name is followed by more characters (e.g. symlinks), 
but I'll look into it.

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