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Re: what was the name of that file I just renamed?

From: Dan Jacobson
Subject: Re: what was the name of that file I just renamed?
Date: 26 Jan 2003 07:36:04 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2

>>>>> "F" == Francesco Potorti` <address@hidden> writes:

>> What was the name of that file I just renamed with R in dired?

F> Just hit [undo] in the dired buffer.  After looking at it, and possibly
F> killing the old name, remember to hit `g' to refresh the dired buffer.

That is nice but it seems that you are taking advantage of a chink in
the emacs amour that allows one to undo something that actually does
not get undone in reality: i.e. bad.  An opium dream allowing one to
undo things in one's fantasy world that are indeed not undone when the
boss needs to use them. A hack. A kludge.

A misty fantasy world giving the newly converted former MSDOS user a
feeling of "hmmm, this new emacs world is indeed powerful after all"
when infact it was a dired dream.

Anyway, it was fun, it worked with emacs -q, but apparently there's
something in my http://jidanni.org/comp/emacs.txt that causes, thank
goodness, "Buffer is read-only: #<buffer tmp>"

OK, I can do C-x C-q and do what you say.  Anyways, a better way to
find what one has done today in dired would be: have some trace of what
one has done in dired put into some command history buffer.

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