Commit 6d3361b9 authored by Richard M. Stallman's avatar Richard M. Stallman
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(Operating on Files): Simplify previous change and fix Texinfo usage.

parent 4f213bd4
2006-07-29 Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org>
* dired.texi (Operating on Files): Simplify previous change
and fix Texinfo usage.
2006-07-29 Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org>
* dired.texi (Operating on Files): Add cross-references. State the
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......@@ -550,26 +550,27 @@ next window, that other buffer's directory is suggested instead.
@item C @var{new} @key{RET}
Copy the specified files (@code{dired-do-copy}). The argument @var{new}
is the directory to copy into, or (if copying a single file) the new
name. This is similar to what the Unix @code{cp} command does.
name. This is like the shell command @code{cp}.
@vindex dired-copy-preserve-time
If @code{dired-copy-preserve-time} is non-@code{nil}, then copying
with this command preserves the modification time of the old file in
the copy, similarly to @kbd{cp -p}.
the copy, like @samp{cp -p}.
@vindex dired-recursive-copies
@cindex recursive copying
The variable @code{dired-recursive-copies} controls whether to copy
directories recursively (a-la @kbd{cp -r}). The default is
directories recursively (like @samp{cp -r}). The default is
@code{nil}, which means that directories cannot be copied.
@item D
@findex dired-do-delete
@kindex D @r{(Dired)}
Delete the specified files (@code{dired-do-delete}). This is similar
to what the Unix @code{rm} command does. Like the other commands in
this section, this command operates on the @emph{marked} files, or the
next @var{n} files. By contrast, @kbd{x}
Delete the specified files (@code{dired-do-delete}). This is like the
shell command @code{rm}.
Like the other commands in this section, this command operates on the
@emph{marked} files, or the next @var{n} files. By contrast, @kbd{x}
(@code{dired-do-flagged-delete}) deletes all @dfn{flagged} files.
@findex dired-do-rename
......@@ -580,8 +581,7 @@ next @var{n} files. By contrast, @kbd{x}
Rename the specified files (@code{dired-do-rename}). If you rename a
single file, the argument @var{new} is the new name of the file. If
you rename several files, the argument @var{new} is the directory into
which to move the files (this is similar to what the Unix @code{mv}
command does).
which to move the files (this is like the shell command @code{mv}).
Dired automatically changes the visited file name of buffers associated
with renamed files so that they refer to the new names.
......@@ -591,18 +591,18 @@ with renamed files so that they refer to the new names.
@cindex hard links (in Dired)
@item H @var{new} @key{RET}
Make hard links to the specified files (@code{dired-do-hardlink}).
This is similar to what the Unix @code{ln} command does. The argument
@var{new} is the directory to make the links in, or (if making just
one link) the name to give the link.
This is like the shell command @code{ln}. The argument @var{new} is
the directory to make the links in, or (if making just one link) the
name to give the link.
@findex dired-do-symlink
@kindex S @r{(Dired)}
@cindex symbolic links (creation in Dired)
@item S @var{new} @key{RET}
Make symbolic links to the specified files (@code{dired-do-symlink})
(this is similar to what @kbd{ln -s} does on Unix). The argument
@var{new} is the directory to make the links in, or (if making just
one link) the name to give the link.
Make symbolic links to the specified files (@code{dired-do-symlink}).
This is like @samp{ln -s}. The argument @var{new} is the directory to
make the links in, or (if making just one link) the name to give the
link.
@findex dired-do-chmod
@kindex M @r{(Dired)}
......@@ -637,8 +637,8 @@ different places).
@cindex changing file time (in Dired)
@item T @var{timestamp} @key{RET}
Touch the specified files (@code{dired-do-touch}). This means
updating their modification times to the present time. This is
similar to what the Unix @code{touch} command does.
updating their modification times to the present time. This is like
the shell command @code{touch}.
@findex dired-do-print
@kindex P @r{(Dired)}
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