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Re: Dired C idea

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: Dired C idea
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2021 15:35:41 +0200
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Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org> writes:

Hi Richard,

> What would people think about making the C command in Dired
> run rsync to do the copying of a directory>
> The idea is that interrupting the copying would let you
> restart it without starting from zero.

Internally, `copy-directory' is called, which is aware of file name
handlers. Using rsync instead of copy shouldn't break this mechanism.

If a remote directory is involved, either source or target, it is
already possible to use Tramp's `rsync' method.

Best regards, Michael.

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