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Re: dired needs symlink inderction gradual stripper

From: Dan Jacobson
Subject: Re: dired needs symlink inderction gradual stripper
Date: 16 Jul 2002 06:37:20 +0800
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>>>>> "K" == Kevin Rodgers <address@hidden> writes:

K> Dan Jacobson wrote:
>> I bet dired can't do this basic want:
>> I am sitting on top of
>> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 28 5 28 21:39 words -> /etc/alternatives/dictionary
>> and I would like, with just a keystroke, arrive at a revised dired
>> listing, i.e. that file now from the standpoint of /etc/alternatives
>> [which indeed is still a symbolic link, whereas i would execute the
>> command again, if i liked, to see the file listing with yet another
>> level of inderction stripped.
>> Notice that I don't want to see the file contents, else I would hit
>> RET in the first place.

K> Does `C-u s L RET' do what you want?

>> Notice that I don't want to strip all the symlinks at once, but rather
>> one by one, so I can learn just what's going on with my multi layered
>> symlinks, unless i suppose, i give an C-u prefix or something.

K> A symbolic link does not have "layers".

ok.  a points to b, b points to c.  your solution zooms one to c,
while I wanted to go in steps.
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