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Re: dired-mode works lacks support of common tasks


From: Johan Bockgård
Subject: Re: dired-mode works lacks support of common tasks
Date: Wed, 08 Oct 2003 23:38:42 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1003 (Gnus v5.10.3) Emacs/21.2 (usg-unix-v)

Paul Pogonyshev <address@hidden> writes:

> It seems there is no simple way to copy or delete (recursively) a
> directory in dired mode.

There is.

,----[ C-h v dired-recursive-copies RET ]
| dired-recursive-copies's value is nil
| 
| Documentation:
| *Decide whether recursive copies are allowed.
| Nil means no recursive copies.
| `always' means copy recursively without asking.
| `top' means ask for each directory at top level.
| Anything else means ask for each directory.
| 
| You can customize this variable.
| 
| Defined in `dired-aux'.
`----

,----[ C-h v dired-recursive-deletes RET ]
| dired-recursive-deletes's value is nil
| 
| Documentation:
| *Decide whether recursive deletes are allowed.
| Nil means no recursive deletes.
| `always' means delete recursively without asking.  This is DANGEROUS!
| `top' means ask for each directory at top level, but delete its subdirectories
| without asking.
| Anything else means ask for each directory.
| 
| You can customize this variable.
| 
| Defined in `dired'.
`----

-- 
Johan Bockgård




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