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Re: dired mode recursive delete

From: Dieter Wilhelm
Subject: Re: dired mode recursive delete
Date: Mon, 04 Jun 2007 23:22:39 +0200
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Juri Linkov <address@hidden> writes:

>> No, since that does not work with external files accessed with
>> ange-ftp or tramp.
> We are talking about cross-partition operations, not cross-machine, right?
> Ange-ftp and tramp use quite different facilities for copying and moving
> files between machines.

Right, cp -u is only working locally but I also had ssh and ftp
connections in mind.  It would be fantastic when dired had such a
transparent handling of files and directories.

I also forgot to mention that the problem of updating subdirectories
can be somewhat mitigated when one includes the subdirectories with
the i switch into the respective dired buffers, but it's still a pain
in the ...

    Best wishes

    H. Dieter Wilhelm
    Darmstadt, Germany

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