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Re: suggestion for set-file-modes

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: suggestion for set-file-modes
Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2008 02:48:04 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

>> natural to allow entering file permission in the same notation in
>> the minibuffer.
> I still don't think really so; the rational for Wdired to permit that
> is that the bits are *toggled*, not arbitrary set.

The standard convention when reading a value in the minibuffer is to put
the default value in the prompt and make it available for editing by M-n.
When the permission bits are retrieved in such notation from the default
value then editing them is just like toggling that is convenient.

Juri Linkov

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