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Re: doc string of dired-do-kill-lines, "killing" lines in Dired


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: doc string of dired-do-kill-lines, "killing" lines in Dired
Date: Wed, 05 Mar 2008 01:53:27 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110006 (No Gnus v0.6) Emacs/22.1 (gnu/linux)

"Drew Adams" <address@hidden> writes:

> 1. The last two sentences seem redundant, to me:
>  
>  If you use this command with a prefix argument to kill the line
>  for a file that is a directory, which you have inserted in the
>  Dired buffer as a subdirectory, then it deletes that subdirectory
>  from the buffer as well.
>  To kill an entire subdirectory (without killing its line in the
                                  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>  parent directory), go to its directory header line and use this
   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>  command with a prefix argument (the value does not matter).
>  
> These sentences both seem to be saying only that `C-u k' on a subdir
> header line deletes the subdir listing (all files). Just say that
> (once).

They are two different operations, the latter deleting one line less.

Andreas.

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