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Re: dired rename backup file too


From: Xah Lee
Subject: Re: dired rename backup file too
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2011 05:40:56 -0700 (PDT)
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On Mar 22, 3:50 am, Uday Reddy <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 3/21/2011 2:51 PM, Xah Lee wrote:
>
> > not a solution to your question, but these days hardly call R anymore,
> > but use wdired-change-to-wdired-mode. It has a shortcut since emacs
> > 23.1 (Ctrl+x Ctrl+q). (for me, i just aliased it to rn ).
>
> Kinda funny how it took so long for Emacs to discover that directories
> are editable beasts.  Meanwhile, other Operating Systems like Win32 have
> been editing file names for ages.  GNU is *not Unix*.  We forget that to
> our own detriment.

haha. Are you being sarcastic? ☺

 Dired can edit file names one at a time, just like OS. Wdired lets
you edit names of multiple files at the same time as if it's a text
file. This feature isn't in Windows, Mac, Linux.

 Xah



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