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

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: don't quiz me when I want a fresh dired-by-date
Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2002 21:40:25 +0100
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Kevin Rodgers <address@hidden> writes:

|> 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.

You can always use C-u s to set specific ls options.


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