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Re: dired mode recursive delete

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: dired mode recursive delete
Date: Tue, 05 Jun 2007 02:54:17 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1.50 (gnu/linux)

>> Designing a good interface for using them is a good goal.  For example,
>> I imagine that just like some dired commands, when invoked with the prefix
>> key, ask for the command switches (`C-u =' asks for diff switches and `C-u s'
>> asks for ls switches), in the same way `C-u C' and `C-u R' could ask
>> for cp and mv switches and call these commands.
> But Emacs can't use external commands for moving and copying non-local
> files, anyway, so there is no point in asking for command line options
> which Emacs itself does not understand when Emacs will likely not be
> able to use a command line.

It could ask for options specific to the program used to transfer files
between hosts, like `rsync' which supports a lot of useful options.
Or not ask for options at all when they make no sense for non-local transfer.

Juri Linkov

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