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Re: don't quiz me when I want a fresh dired-by-date

From: Kevin Rodgers
Subject: Re: don't quiz me when I want a fresh dired-by-date
Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2002 10:35:16 -0700

Dan Jacobson wrote:
> In dired, it would seem an unfortunate design decision to have s [a
> toggle] as the main way to get dired-by-date, then g to maintain it.
> This way when the user thinks "I want dired by date! and a fresh one
> too!" he must first check the modeline to see if he is already in
> dired by date mode, and if so, hit g, and if not, hit s.  As the user
> is perhaps old and gray, he does not enjoy being quizzed suchly.
> Therefore two additional one-touch simple bindings should be provided to:
> 1. "give me a fresh dired-by-name, no if's and's or but's".
> 2. "give me a fresh dired-by-date, no if's and's or but's".

I agree with Dan this time.  I'd also like `s' or perhaps `r' to toggle
between normal and reversed (i.e. "ls -r ...") order instead of between name
and date order.

Kevin Rodgers <address@hidden>

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