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Re: Tramp and recursive file operations

From: joakim
Subject: Re: Tramp and recursive file operations
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2009 19:49:56 +0200
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Michael Albinus <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi,
> recursive copy or deletion of files can last a long time, because all
> operations are performed file by file. This could be much faster, if
> Tramp would be allowed to apply such operations in one step, for a whole
> directory. Think about "scp" or "rsync".
> Therefore, I propose to add a file name handler to 
> `dired-copy-file-recursive'.
> Recursive file deletion happens via `dired-delete-file'. Here I propose
> to add a new function `dired-delete-file-recursive', which takes over
> the recursive part of `dired-delete-file', and which calls also a file
> name handler when appropriate.
> I volunteer to implement such handlers in Tramp :-)
> What do people think?

As a user, I welcome all improvements to Tramp! I use it every day.

> Best regards, Michael.
Joakim Verona

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