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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 15:53:37 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Drew Adams <address@hidden> writes:

> I didn't understand Michael's request to be
> about multiple zones/regions (noncontiguous).
> I think he's just saying what I was saying
> earlier: to mark a "file in the region" it
> should be sufficient that some part of the
> file's line is in the region.  It should
> not be a requirement that the full line -
> all of its chars (including newline) be
> within the region.
> Yes, Michael did mention highlighting, but
> I think what's important to him is perhaps
> just that you can quickly and easily use
> the region to specify a set of files to mark.
> Whether the region highlight covers this or
> that isn't very important, I think.  What's
> surprising is that you (currently) have to
> be sure to select every bit of a file's line,
> for it to be marked.

Yes, a real good summary, thanks!


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