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bug#18475: 24.4.50; Wdired: cannot use C-k to delete a dir name if -F sw
bug#18475: 24.4.50; Wdired: cannot use C-k to delete a dir name if -F switch used
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 11:01:29 -0700 (PDT)
The `wdired-mode' doc string says: "If you delete the filename of a
file, it is flagged for deletion in the Dired buffer." And (emacs)
`Wdired' says: "To mark a file for deletion, delete the entire file
And this applies to directory names also.
No problem, except if you use `ls' switch `-F', which appends `/' to
directory names. In that case, if you try to use `C-k' anywhere on the
dir name text, you get the error "Text is read only".
(Yes, you can use other deletion keys besides `C-k' to delete the dir
name but not delete the `/'. That looks weird and is not easily
guessable by users, but it works. `C-k' should work also, as one would
In GNU Emacs 220.127.116.11 (i686-pc-mingw32)
of 2014-08-15 on LEG570
Bzr revision: 117706 address@hidden
Windowing system distributor `Microsoft Corp.', version 6.1.7601
`configure --enable-checking 'CFLAGS=-O0 -g3' CPPFLAGS=-DGLYPH_DEBUG=1'
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