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Re: dired-ls-sorting-switches


From: era
Subject: Re: dired-ls-sorting-switches
Date: 19 Oct 2003 13:26:11 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.0808 (Gnus v5.8.8) Emacs/20.7

On Sun, 19 Oct 2003 05:40:31 -0400, <address@hidden> posted to
gmane.emacs.bugs:
 > Dired mode fails to honor the value of dired-ls-sorting-switches.
<...>
 > The help for dired-ls-sorting-switches indicates that it controls sorting
 > used in dired mode.  That help is as follows:
 > Documentation:
 > String of `ls' switches (single letters) except `t' that influence sorting.

It appears that you misunderstand the meaning of this variable. As per
a check against the source, it appears to be an internal variable for
keeping track of which option switches for ls, when present, will need
special handling because they will affect the sorting of the listing.

Try changing `dired-listing-switches' to "-lav" instead. (I believe
you will have to explicitly kill any existing dired buffers and run
dired on them anew for this to really take effect -- just pressing "g"
in a dired buffer is apparently not enough, nor will doing "q" and
rerunning dired on a directory you already have a listing of force it
to resort.)

Hope this helps,

/* era */

 > Stallman deserves an angry email from each person who shares my irritation.

I don't think that's a very constructive suggestion.

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