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Re: dired alignment

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: dired alignment
Date: 05 May 2004 17:12:41 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

>     That's a side effect of recent changes in coreutils.  Columns in the
>     output of ls are now expanded only to the extend needed to keep the whole
>     output aligned, so when listing only one file the whitespace between
>     columns will be minimal.

> This is not good.  Should I ask the coreutils developer to change this?

I doubt you'll be able to convince him.  It's a good feature: no fixed
predefined column sizes, it's all automatically adjusted.

> Should Emacs try to align the indentation as it comes in?

Looks that way, :-(


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