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Re: dired-ls-sorting-switches


From: era
Subject: Re: dired-ls-sorting-switches
Date: 19 Oct 2003 19:07:23 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.0808 (Gnus v5.8.8) Emacs/20.7

On Sun, 19 Oct 2003 16:40:31 +0200, Andreas Schwab <address@hidden>
posted to gmane.emacs.bugs:
 > address@hidden writes:
 >> (defvar dired-ls-sorting-switches "SXU"
 >> -  "String of `ls' switches (single letters) except `t' that influence 
 >> sorting.")
 >> +  "String of switches \(single letters\) except `t' which when present
 > The first line of a doc string should be a complete sentence, *note
 > (elisp)Documentation Tips::.

Okay, how's this then?

/* era */

? diff
Index: dired.el
===================================================================
RCS file: /cvsroot/emacs/emacs/lisp/dired.el,v
retrieving revision 1.269
diff -u -r1.269 dired.el
--- emacs/emacs/lisp/dired.el   30 Sep 2003 20:46:04 -0000      1.269
+++ emacs/emacs/lisp/dired.el   19 Oct 2003 16:01:56 -0000
@@ -2770,7 +2770,13 @@
 ;; So anything that does not contain these is sort "by name".
 
 (defvar dired-ls-sorting-switches "SXU"
-  "String of `ls' switches (single letters) except `t' that influence 
sorting.")
+  "String of `ls'switches \(single letters\) except `t' that influence sorting.
+This indicates to Dired which option switches to watch out for because they
+will change the sorting order behavior of `ls'.
+
+To change the default sorting order \(e.g. add a `-v' option\), see the
+variable `dired-listing-switches'. To temporarily override the listing
+format, use Dired with a prefix argument.")
 
 (defvar dired-sort-by-date-regexp
   (concat "^-[^" dired-ls-sorting-switches
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