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Re: Dired without ls?


From: Deniz Dogan
Subject: Re: Dired without ls?
Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2011 17:47:36 +0100

2011/2/2 Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>:
>> From: Deniz Dogan <address@hidden>
>> Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2011 12:05:26 +0100
>>
>> I've used Emacs on Windows for years now and only recently have I been
>> unable to use dired. I get the error that ls is not found.
>>
>> Did I dream that ls is not required for dired? I'm almost 100 percent
>> sure I've used dired on Windows and I've never had ls installed.
>
> No, you didn't dream.  Dired on Windows uses the Lisp emulation of ls,
> in ls-lisp.el.
>
> What does "C-h f insert-directory RET" say regarding where the
> function is defined?  It should say that it's defined on ls-lisp.el,
> if you are on Windows.
>

insert-directory is a compiled Lisp function in `ls-lisp.el'.

I tried with -Q and everything and couldn't get it to work. I filed a
bug report on it, but later found that it has already been reported in
#7869. Somebody should probably merge those two once my report comes
in.

-- 
Deniz Dogan



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