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Re: dired rename backup file too

From: Uday Reddy
Subject: Re: dired rename backup file too
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2011 18:43:48 +0000
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On 3/22/2011 12:40 PM, Xah Lee wrote:

haha. Are you being sarcastic? ☺

No, I was being serious. I was trying to point out how buying into the Unix way of doing things can block us from doing the right things.

  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.

Dired allowed you to *rename* files, which is not the same as editing file names. Sometimes, I work with some long file names for which renaming - the Unix way - isn't the right solution. People that have used DOS, or its predecessors like CP/M, TOPS-20, TOPS-10 etc., know of better ways of doing it.

Yes, Wdired is a great advance. I agree fully! That is what GNU and Emacs are all about: making advances in user interfaces and building the right tools for the right problems.


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