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bug#9039: 24.0.50; dired "f" fails on directory that begins with a space


From: Randal L. Schwartz
Subject: bug#9039: 24.0.50; dired "f" fails on directory that begins with a space
Date: Sat, 09 Jul 2011 19:38:08 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.2 (berkeley-unix)

>>>>> "GM" == Glenn Morris <address@hidden> writes:


GM> What is the value of `dired-use-ls-dired'?
GM> If it is nil, I think this kind of problem is expected.

nil.  The default.

GM> What is the result of evaluating:

GM> (call-process insert-directory-program nil nil nil "--dired")

1

So, why is the *default* behavior *wrong*?  Can that be fixed?

And my "ls" doesn't have a --dired switch, so I can't change that value.
Must be a GNU-ism.  What can you do with POSIX-based tools?

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