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bug#11954: 24.1.50; Ido in dired buffers

From: Kim Storm
Subject: bug#11954: 24.1.50; Ido in dired buffers
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2013 18:36:14 +0200
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On 2013-07-11 18:02, Leo Liu wrote:
On 2013-07-11 16:45 +0800, Kim Storm wrote:
As far as I remember it was disabled because - as you type the new
name - ido would suggest names of existing files,
and when you hit return, the first suggested file (if any matches the
new name) is overwritten.

So I think it was too dangerous to enable by default .

Thanks, Kim, for the information.

We don't opt out `dired-do-copy' for ido and people seem to handle it
alright. Also `dired-do-rename' provides confirmation query when
overwriting an existing file.

So I am leaning towards enabling ido for dired-do-rename. WDYT?


IIRC this is first complaint against the default since ido was included, so maybe most users actually prefer the default. In most cases, rename works better without ido.
And I probably got bitten more than once back when I decided to disable it.

The exception might be when you want to move the file to another directory,
then ido may help locating the target directory.

So I would prefer to keep the default
- and maybe even disable ido for dired-do-copy as well  :-)


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