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Re: Friendlier dired experience [CODE INCLUDED]

From: Boruch Baum
Subject: Re: Friendlier dired experience [CODE INCLUDED]
Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2020 03:54:25 -0500
User-agent: NeoMutt/20180716

On 2020-11-04 11:10, Jean Louis wrote:
> * Boruch Baum <boruch_baum@gmx.com> [2020-11-04 00:13]:
> > > Video is here:
> > > https://gnu.support/images/tmp/2020-11-03-21:57:51.ogv
> >
> > I've downloaded an played the video several times at slow speed, but
> > can't figure out what keys you're pressing and what is going on.
> I could not do anything, C-g, C-x k, nothing. So I just closed
> XTerm. I did not recover in XTerm, I went to X frame of Emacs.

But you were using emacsclient, correct? If so, then closing an Xterm
won't kill the server (that's kind-of one of the main points of using
the server/client setup).

> > 4] I'm not familiar with EXWM. Is that the starting point of the
> > video?
> No, I did not use Emacs X Window Manager that time.

Then what was the window environment displayed at the beginning of the
video? You just said above that you went back to the X frame of emacs,
so you were in some kind of X window manager...

> > I didn't see that in your video. Your video shows a buffer labeled
> > *scratch* in a frame labeled F6.
> Yes, it looks like something happened that dired output was inserted
> into *scratch*

So many wild and crazy un-reproducible symptoms...

If you want to try again, let's start by seeing what happens when you
run M-x diredc-recover and diredc-quit as your FIRST steps. Then start

> ...

> I choose to skip for now, maybe in some weeks I will try again if that
> package get updates.

OK, then. I'll consider your point about picking up a default shell from
/etc/passwd. I don't like depending upon that file being readable to
just any user, but the possibility could be taken into account.

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