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bug#24150: 26.0.50; New command: dired-create-empty-file


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#24150: 26.0.50; New command: dired-create-empty-file
Date: Mon, 03 Jul 2017 19:33:44 +0300

> From: Tino Calancha <address@hidden>
> Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2017 00:04:31 +0900 (JST)
> cc: Tino Calancha <address@hidden>, address@hidden, 
>     address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden
> 
> You know, you are the boss, so i will do what you say i must do.

I don't want to act "bossy" in this matter.  I just stated my opinion;
if I'm in the minority, so be it.

> Honestly, i don't see the point to add a new keybinding in Dired for 
> `find-file' having already the global `C-x C-f'.  I think the 
> people in the threads are all aware about `C-x C-f': they are not looking
> for reduce `find-file' to just one key. 

After reading those discussions, I thought people did want that, but
if I'm mistaken, I of course don't insist on such a binding in Dired.

> I don't find useful (a).

OK.

> The (b), for the normal user not hacking the lisp sources, doesn't make
> much difference:
> M-! touch new-file RET
> M-x my-create-empty-file RET
> ;; The only difference is that the second will create parents dirs as 
> ;; needed.

Like I said: I don't mind adding such a command.  It's only the need
for its keybinding in Dired that is IMO arguable.  What do others
think on this matter?

Thanks.





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