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Re: dired-do-touch

From: Matthew Mundell
Subject: Re: dired-do-touch
Date: 30 Mar 2004 13:35:12 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

Juri Linkov <address@hidden> writes:

> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
> > I wish Emacs had something more human-friendly, perhaps accessible via
> > mouse clicks on the date/time fields of the Dired display or some such.
> It's a good idea to change file attributes diredctly (I mistyped this word
> instead of "directly", but the new word makes sense :-) on a dired buffer.
> There also was a suggestion to make dired permission fields
> editable.

Editing permission fields and names directly can be done with

It's wdired.el in the Debian emacs-goodies-el package.  The source
suggests finding it via

> BTW, I think that since we will modify the file mode changing command
> to use the primitive, we could add a `rwxrwxrwx'-like format to formats
> acceptable by the `set-file-modes' (or perhaps to a new mode-parsing
> wrapper around it).

This seems worse than the a+rwx format.

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