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Re: dired-do-touch

From: Matthew Mundell
Subject: Re: dired-do-touch
Date: 31 Mar 2004 16:53:04 +0100
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Juri Linkov <address@hidden> writes:

> Matthew Mundell <address@hidden> writes:
> > Juri Linkov <address@hidden> writes:
> >> 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.
> rwxrwxrwx is simpler because it is WYSIWYG.
> And it's easier for the user to change
> when s?he is presented with the initial value to edit.

Yes, right, there is a step to learning the a+rwx format after
understanding the rwxrwxrwx format.

> And it's what (nth 8 (file-attributes file)) returns,
> so the reverse operation will be logical.

Makes sense.

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