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bug#4416: 23.1; suggestion: a elisp function for copying and deleting wh
bug#4416: 23.1; suggestion: a elisp function for copying and deleting whole dir
Fri, 11 Sep 2009 22:21:00 -0700
here's my draft implementation. (thanks to Andreas Politz who pointed out
the dired-aux function)
(defun copy-directory-recursive (source-dir dest-dir)
"Copy whole a directory SOURCE-DIR to DEST-DIR.
Note, the semantics of source-dir dest-dir is different from the unix “cp”
In unix's “cp -R”, if dest-dir exists, it'll copy source-dir itself, else,
just source-dir's children.
In copy-directory-recursive, it always copy source-dir's children.
In both, the dest-dir may or may not exist. If not, it'll be created.
However, dest-dir's parent must exist.
This function is based on dired-copy-file-recursive.
Behavior about linked files, etc, are from that function."
(dired-copy-file-recursive source-dir dest-dir nil nil nil 'always)
haven't worked on delete-directory-recursive yet...
- bug#4416: 23.1; suggestion: a elisp function for copying and deleting whole dir,
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