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bug#22828: 25.1.50; Mark symlinks whose target matches regexp


From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#22828: 25.1.50; Mark symlinks whose target matches regexp
Date: Mon, 29 Feb 2016 13:18:18 +1100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Tino Calancha <address@hidden> writes:

>> Use dired-move-to-end-of-filename to find the proper place.
> I see, this way we forget about the '@ -> ' or ' -> ' (or any other?).
>
> Do you think is ok that fn contains such ' -> ' thing?
> I would prefer if fn doesn't contain that.
> So, the question is:
> do we have a portable way to get the target of one link?
> We may introduce something like:
> dired-symlink-target (if doesn't exist)

I thin kyou should just call `(dired-get-filename nil t)' on each line
to get the file names, and then call `file-truename' to get the name of
the target.  Inspecting the text in the buffer with regexps is bound to
be fragile.

But I'm still not sure this is a function that would be generally
useful.  :-)

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