Commit d3d64974 authored by Chong Yidong's avatar Chong Yidong
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(Directories): Describe delete-directory in text.

(Misc File Ops): Document delete-by-moving-to-trash.
parent 122eb807
......@@ -1228,6 +1228,14 @@ this, it runs the program specified by
@code{directory-free-space-program} with arguments
@code{directory-free-space-args}.
The command @kbd{M-x delete-directory} prompts for a directory name
using the minibuffer, and deletes the directory if it is empty. If
the directory is not empty, this signals an error. On systems that
have a ``Trash'' or ``Recycle Bin'' feature, you can make this command
move the specified directory to the Trash or Recycle Bin, instead of
deleting it outright; to do so, change the variable
@code{delete-by-moving-to-trash} to @code{t}.
@node Comparing Files
@section Comparing Files
@cindex comparing files
......@@ -1491,9 +1499,14 @@ as saving files; see @ref{Customize Save}.
@findex delete-file
@cindex deletion (of files)
@vindex delete-by-moving-to-trash
@kbd{M-x delete-file} deletes the specified file, like the @code{rm}
command in the shell. If you are deleting many files in one directory, it
may be more convenient to use Dired (@pxref{Dired}).
command in the shell. On systems that have a ``Trash'' or ``Recycle
Bin'' feature, you can make this command move the specified file to
the Trash or Recycle Bin, instead of deleting it outright; to do so,
change the variable @code{delete-by-moving-to-trash} to @code{t}. If
you are deleting many files in one directory, it may be more
convenient to use Dired rather than @code{delete-file}. @xref{Dired}.
@findex rename-file
@kbd{M-x rename-file} reads two file names @var{old} and @var{new} using
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