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Re: suggestion for set-file-modes

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: suggestion for set-file-modes
Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2008 21:19:24 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

>>   > Maybe a more intuitive thing we can do is to prompt the following :
>>   >
>>   > "File modes, octal or symbolic (current: -r-xrw---):"
>> This form is exactly what I had in mind. This format is familiar to
>> people from "ls -l".  If users request something else, it can be changed
>> later, but this should do for now.  Obviously, this is all IMHO...
> Following that proposition, on which we agreed, here's a patch.

This is very nice, but why you don't accept this string in the same format
allowing the user to enter it in the minibuffer (i.e. why you didn't
implement `file-modes-ls-to-number')?

Juri Linkov

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