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bug#20992: 25.0.50; `virtual-dired': (1) doc typo, (2) unclear

From: Michael Heerdegen
Subject: bug#20992: 25.0.50; `virtual-dired': (1) doc typo, (2) unclear
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 04:53:40 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Drew Adams <address@hidden> writes:

> The difference, I think, is how the listing is generated.
> Instead of passing a list of file/dir names (possibly
> absolute) and `ls' switches to `dired', for virtual-dired
> you pass a "rendered" listing (I guess).

Yes, that might be the truth.

> I don't have a good idea either, though.  Is the listing
> essentially pre-rendered?  If so, then that term might
> be OK.

AFAIK It has to be in the buffer where you invoke that mode.  I don't
think enabling virtual-dired mode does any
formatting/re-indenting/sorting or such.


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