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Re: Dired copying file / emacs blocking

From: mateusz.fiolka
Subject: Re: Dired copying file / emacs blocking
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2009 13:29:09 -0800 (PST)
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On 27 Lut, 12:18, Michael Heerdegen <address@hidden> wrote:
> "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.

Thanks Michael,

Just for the record: I have done some research and found out that
Sunrise Commander does copy in the background. It also
has AVFS support for archives and remote filesystems. Currently I
don't have any experience with it, but
it certainly looks very good and I'm going to fiddle a little with it.


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