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Re: dired mode recursive delete

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: dired mode recursive delete
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2007 10:26:09 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/23.0.51 (gnu/linux)

Stephen Leake <address@hidden> writes:

> David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:
>> How about like
>> Completely delete SUBDIR?
>> I think it would be clear enough that this would ask no further
>> (=recursive) questions and include subdirectories.  It has the
>> advantage of being less verbose, leaving more space for the directory
>> name.
> One approach to this that other systems use is to provide response
> buttons that are "yes" and "yes to all".
> In Emacs, that would typically be "y" and "!".
> Then the question could just be 
> Delete SUBDIR (y, n, !)?

Not really.  "yes to all" does not mean "yes to all recursive
directories", but rather "yes to all future questions in this

In particular, it will delete marked _siblings_ of the SUBDIR without
further questions.

David Kastrup

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