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bug#5597: Dired unable to properly recognize file names


From: Andy Moreton
Subject: bug#5597: Dired unable to properly recognize file names
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2011 12:52:59 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (windows-nt)

On Sun 18 Sep 2011, Eli Zaretskii wrote:

>> From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden>
>> Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2011 13:59:05 +0200
>> Cc: address@hidden, Otto Maddox <address@hidden>
>> 
>> Speaking of which, is there any particular reason why dired still uses
>> an external program?  If it's because `ls-lisp' is too slow
>
> I don't think it's slow on a Posix system, where the `stat' function
> is highly optimized and very fast.  I think the main reasons are 
> (a) inertia, and (b) ls-lisp doesn't support all of the switches
> available with GNU `ls'.

On Windows it is useful to be able to run Cygwin ls as a program
to see Cygwin's symlinks and permissions.

    AndyM






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