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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 11:18:52 +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.
>
> This is unclear: "the line for a file that is a directory, which you have
> inserted in the Dired buffer as a subdirectory". I thought that was trying
> to refer to a subdir header line.

Where does it say "subdir header line"?

Andreas.

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