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bug#6887: 23.2.50; Initial input of dired touch command not correct


From: Thierry Volpiatto
Subject: bug#6887: 23.2.50; Initial input of dired touch command not correct
Date: Tue, 01 Mar 2011 11:34:53 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110014 (No Gnus v0.14) Emacs/23.2.94 (gnu/linux)

Glenn Morris <address@hidden> writes:

> Thierry Volpiatto wrote:
>
>> i have already posted on emacs-dev, and i had no answer, so i assume
>> there is no good reason to use the more recent file of the marked files
>> as reference timestamp for all the marked files.
>
> I don't see the behaviour that you describe, but I am confused by what
> the point of dired-touch-initial is supposed to be (cc: to original
> author).
>
> If there is one file, it always returns the current timestamp of that
> file.
>
> If there are multiple files, if they all happen to have the same
> timestamp, it will return that time.
> If any one of them has a different time-stamp, it returns the current
> time.

This is correct.

> I'm having a hard time seeing what this is supposed to be useful for.
When i posted this, IIRC the behavior was different, with multiple files
selected, the earlier one was choosen for timestamp.(nearly one year
ago).

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