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Re: Dired copying file / emacs blocking

From: Michael Heerdegen
Subject: Re: Dired copying file / emacs blocking
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2009 12:18:12 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1 (berkeley-unix)

"mateusz.fiolka" <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi,
> I'm starting to do all my file management tasks in Dired. However
> yesterday I faced a problem I can't find solution for on the internet.
> When I copy a large file (let's say a 700MB movie) Emacs totally
> blocks. I understand it is a normal thing as it is only one process
> and all operations are synchronous. Is there any way to do it as an
> external operation? I think that something like copy queue would be
> useful (like in total commander on windows). Are all Dired users just
> waiting for their files to copy?
> Thanks,
> Mateusz F.

I use dired-do-shell-command (bound to !) in such cases. This is also
a better solution when deleting recursively large directory trees.

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