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Re: dired-ls-sorting-switches

From: Kevin Rodgers
Subject: Re: dired-ls-sorting-switches
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2003 10:25:53 -0600
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address@hidden wrote:

? 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 
+  "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

... use `\\[universal-argument] \\[dired]'.

Kevin Rodgers

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