Commit 59698d92 authored by Lars Ingebrigtsen's avatar Lars Ingebrigtsen

Mention the problems with newlines in Dired

* doc/emacs/dired.texi (Dired Enter): Mention newlines and what to
do about them.

* lisp/dired.el (dired-listing-switches): Mention newlines
(bug#46705).
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......@@ -129,6 +129,12 @@ options (that is, single characters) requiring no arguments, and long
options (starting with @samp{--}) whose arguments are specified with
@samp{=}.
Dired does not handle files that have names with embedded newline
characters well. If you have many such files, you may consider adding
@samp{-b} to @code{dired-listing-switches}. This will quote all
special characters and allow Dired to handle them better. (You can
also use the @kbd{C-u C-x d} command to add @samp{-b} temporarily.)
@vindex dired-switches-in-mode-line
Dired displays in the mode line an indication of what were the
switches used to invoke @command{ls}. By default, Dired will try to
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......@@ -60,10 +60,15 @@
May contain all other options that don't contradict `-l';
may contain even `F', `b', `i' and `s'. See also the variable
`dired-ls-F-marks-symlinks' concerning the `F' switch.
If you have files with names with embedded newline characters, adding
`b' to the switches will allow Dired to handle those files better.
Options that include embedded whitespace must be quoted
like this: \"--option=value with spaces\"; you can use
`combine-and-quote-strings' to produce the correct quoting of
each option.
On systems such as MS-DOS and MS-Windows, which use `ls' emulation in Lisp,
some of the `ls' switches are not supported; see the doc string of
`insert-directory' in `ls-lisp.el' for more details."
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