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Re: align file name with find-dired

From: Ivan Kanis
Subject: Re: align file name with find-dired
Date: Sat, 01 Dec 2007 10:51:28 +0100
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Billy O'Connor <address@hidden> writes:

> Ivan Kanis <address@hidden> writes:
>> I am finally trying out find-dired. It looks neat except that filename
>> are not aligned:
>> -rw-r--r-- 1 ivan ivan 0 2007-10-30 21:36 auto-save-list/saves-1471-zen~
>> -rw-r--r-- 1 ivan ivan 134 2007-11-30 03:07 auto-save-list/saves-5829-zen~
> I see what's happening, the find command is getting the output of one
> "ls" command at a time via the "-exec" action.  the regular dired
> doesn't have this problem, for it doesn't use that "one at a time"
> method of listing the files

I could not find an option in ls to format the size of the file so
that it would line up. 

Maybe a better way would be to use find to list directories and then
execute ls on each directories.

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