Commit e517eda4 authored by Glenn Morris's avatar Glenn Morris
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find-ls-option doc fixes (bug#10262)

* doc/emacs/dired.texi (Dired and Find): Clarify find-ls-options.
* lisp/find-dired.el (find-ls-option): Doc fix.
parent 1165ec6e
2012-01-13 Glenn Morris <>
* dired.texi (Dired and Find): Clarify find-ls-options.
2012-01-09 Chong Yidong <>
* custom.texi (Custom Themes): Switched custom-safe-themes to use
......@@ -1228,9 +1228,9 @@ need to know how to use @command{find}.
@vindex find-ls-option
The format of listing produced by these commands is controlled by
the variable @code{find-ls-option}, whose default value specifies
using options @samp{-ld} for @command{ls}. If your listings are
corrupted, you may need to change the value of this variable.
the variable @code{find-ls-option}. This is a pair of options; the
first specifying how to call @command{find} to produce the file listing,
and the second telling Dired to parse the output.
@findex locate
@findex locate-with-filter
2012-01-13 Glenn Morris <>
* find-dired.el (find-ls-option): Doc fix. (Bug#10262)
2012-01-12 Glenn Morris <>
* mail/sendmail.el (mail-mode): Update paragraph-separate for
......@@ -63,10 +63,20 @@ than the latter."
(format "-exec ls -ld {} %s" find-exec-terminator)
"Description of the option to `find' to produce an `ls -l'-type listing.
This is a cons of two strings (FIND-OPTION . LS-SWITCHES). FIND-OPTION
gives the option (or options) to `find' that produce the desired output.
LS-SWITCHES is a list of `ls' switches to tell dired how to parse the output."
"A pair of options to produce and parse an `ls -l'-type list from `find'.
This is a cons of two strings (FIND-OPTION . LS-SWITCHES).
FIND-OPTION is the option (or options) passed to `find' to produce
a file listing in the desired format. LS-SWITCHES is a set of
`ls' switches that tell dired how to parse the output of `find'.
The two options must be set to compatible values.
For example, to use human-readable file sizes with GNU ls:
\(\"-exec ls -ldh {} +\" . \"-ldh\")
To use GNU find's inbuilt \"-ls\" option to list files:
\(\"-ls\" . \"-dilsb\")
since GNU find's output has the same format as using GNU ls with
the options \"-dilsb\"."
:version "24.1" ; add tests for -ls and -exec + support
:type '(cons (string :tag "Find Option")
(string :tag "Ls Switches"))
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