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Re: dired-do-touch

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: dired-do-touch
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 06:14:05 +0300
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Matthew Mundell <address@hidden> writes:
> Juri Linkov <address@hidden> writes:
>> BTW, I think that since we will modify the file mode changing command
>> to use the primitive, we could add a `rwxrwxrwx'-like format to formats
>> acceptable by the `set-file-modes' (or perhaps to a new mode-parsing
>> wrapper around it).
> This seems worse than the a+rwx format.

rwxrwxrwx is simpler because it is WYSIWYG.
And it's easier for the user to change
when s?he is presented with the initial value to edit.
And it's what (nth 8 (file-attributes file)) returns,
so the reverse operation will be logical.

Juri Linkov

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