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Re: find-file could even delete leading spaces...

From: Kevin Rodgers
Subject: Re: find-file could even delete leading spaces...
Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 10:40:41 -0600
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Dan Jacobson wrote:

When cutting and pasting into the minibuffer, sometimes I end up
sending in effect
(find-file " /mdk/boot")
or maybe even with the space at the end.

Being that find-file is so user friendly that even /bla/bla//urg/urg
becomes /urg/urg, perhaps its friendliness should be enhanced to find
the file I really want, at least interactively.  On the other hand,
this might not be smart...

I don't think it would be smart, since (if I recall correctly) "...//" and 

are handled at a very low level.  Treating "... /" the same way might make it
impossible to work with files and directories that have a leading space in their

Because I was using cut and paste I was not stopped during entry as
would have happened if I was typing the filename in.

I've gotten in the habit of typing TAB before RET, to make sure I've pasted a

valid file name.

Kevin Rodgers <address@hidden>

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