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Re: Ido and Wanderlust

From: Greg Bognar
Subject: Re: Ido and Wanderlust
Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2018 09:54:19 +0100

I don't see how C-j is a solution.  C-j won't insert by default the attachment's
file name, so you end up having to type it after the directory (or type a
different file name).  That's very inconvenient.

Dropping back to the default prompt with C-f solves this problem -- it
"remembers" the attachment's file name so you can save it to the directory of
your choice.

But shouldn't this be considered a bug with ido, especially if it has the same
problem in other prompts?  After all, the default read-file-name *can* handle
the situation, while ido cannot.  Given that ido is advertised as a "drop-in
replacement" for read-file-name, it should provide the same functionality, one
would think.

On Thu  6 Dec 2018 at 03:54 Óscar Fuentes wrote:
> Greg Bognar <> writes:
> > I use Wanderlust ( for email.  It
> > depends on SEMI ( to provide MIME 
> > features,
> > one of which is the mime-save-content function to save attachments (defined 
> > in
> > mime-play.el, line 263,
> >
> >
> > I also use ido.  But when I enable ido.el with
> >
> > (ido-everywhere) 
> >
> > mime-save-content stops working.  It wants to save the attachment with the 
> > file
> > name that's on top of the completion list (prompting to overwrite it) and 
> > the
> > default name (ie, the name of the attached file) does not get inserted.
> I see this behavior in other prompts. The solution is to use C-j, which
> tells Ido to accept wathever is written on the prompt instead of the
> proposed completion.

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