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Re: dired alignment

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: dired alignment
Date: Thu, 13 May 2004 18:43:30 +0200
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Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     Note that the problem is more general than that.  If a group has a very
>     long name or a file is very large, alignment is lost in the output of old
>     GNU ls whereas it is preserved in the new.
>     I.e. the new alignment in GNU ls breaks alignment betwen different
>     invocations of `ls' but fixes alignment within a single invocation of 
> `ls'.
>     And you can't have it both ways.
> That's correct.  What we want in Dired is the old behavior:
> align ordinary lines the same way, and treat peculiar lines
> specially.

IMHO it would be a step backwards if Dired would force unaligned output.


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