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bug#12394: 24.2.50; wdired: error when wdired-use-interactive-rename is


From: Marcin Borkowski
Subject: bug#12394: 24.2.50; wdired: error when wdired-use-interactive-rename is non-nil
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2016 19:16:51 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

On 2012-09-11, at 21:40, Michael Heerdegen <address@hidden> wrote:

> Michael Heerdegen <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> when you have set `wdired-use-interactive-rename' to non-nil, and you
>> add something to the front of a filename when in wdired-mode, you get
>> an error after hitting C-c C-c.
>
> But wait.  There are many more problems with
> `wdired-use-interactive-rename' non-nil.
>
> All in emacs -Q:
>
> 1.  When I hit ! at the prompt after hitting C-c C-c to perform changes,
> this has not the desired effect.  Emacs still asks me one time for every
> remaining renaming action.

Could not reproduce in GNU Emacs 25.1.50.1 - got an error even before
the prompt.

> In general, IMHO `wdired-use-interactive-rename' is not very useful at
> all.  I never used it, and the fact that all these problems were never
> reported by anyone before indicates that not many people are using it.
>
> I suggest to remove it completely.  Instead, it would be better to
> ask the user in a way similar to e.g. C in dired, like
>
> Really perform these renamings?
>
> a -> b
> b -> a
> file-x -> file-y
> ...
>
> But I'm open to other suggestions.  Any opinions?

+1.

> Thanks,
>
> Michael.

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