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Re: Dired patch for `i' - bounce between subdir line and its inserted li
Re: Dired patch for `i' - bounce between subdir line and its inserted listing
Mon, 31 Mar 2008 09:58:56 +0200
> I think `i' on a file line should be reserved for something more useful.
> `i' means "insert", so it makes sense to insert a file into the dired
> buffer, as some file managers already do.
Can you explain how that would work, inserting a file into the dired
buffer? Would it be like a copy, i.e. you execute `i', get a prompt
for a file, and then that file is copied there?
However, using the same key for different things in the same buffer,
depending on context, might not be a good idea. Depending on if you
use font lock, what colors etc, a user might not necessarily notice he
is not on a dir and might be surprised if it works very differently.
The current error message at least makes him aware of the fact that he
is not on a dir line.