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bug#39902: 28.0.50; Marking in dired with active region


From: Michael Heerdegen
Subject: bug#39902: 28.0.50; Marking in dired with active region
Date: Mon, 09 Mar 2020 15:50:07 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Drew Adams <address@hidden> writes:

> Could you give a recipe/example of your use of keyboard keys for this,
> or otherwise explain the rationale for it?

Say the files in the dired buffer are photos/songs or so.  I mark all of
them, or those of them I'm interested in.  I open the files with a
viewer or vlc or whatever.  There I have a look at them, in the same
order as they originally appeared in dired.  Now say I am interrupted,
and/or I have deleted some of the files, and want to resume with the
rest of the files, or some other subset.  I.e. I want to mark subsets
(of subsequent files) in a dired buffer to look at the files in this
order, and the most natural way for me to do this is to use the region
for marking.

Michael.





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