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Re: dired mode recursive delete

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: dired mode recursive delete
Date: Sat, 02 Jun 2007 21:13:47 +0200
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Kevin Rodgers <address@hidden> writes:

> Richard Stallman wrote:
>>     Setting it to t instead will not cause _any_ action without asking for
>>     individual confirmation for every non-empty directory.  It seems like
>>     quite a safe setting (whereas the original setting is not helpful in
>>     any situation I can think of).
>>     My personal setting is 'top which is certainly more convenient than t
>>     but might be considered too drastic as a default setting by some.
>> I think that `top' would be an ok default.
>> Let's change the default in the trunk.
> I'm uneasy about `top' vs. t as the default: when I'm prompted
> "Recursive delete of SUBDIR? ", I expect that if I answer "yes"
> that I'll be prompted for SUBDIR's subdirectories as well.

That is not taking issue with the default but rather with the prompt.
What kind of prompt would make you expect the right thing?

David Kastrup

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