Commit ee6be958 authored by Miles Bader's avatar Miles Bader

(dired-show-file-type): New function.

parent f01fd03b
;;; dired-aux.el --- less commonly used parts of dired -*-byte-compile-dynamic: t;-*-
;; Copyright (C) 1985, 1986, 1992, 1994, 1998 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
;; Copyright (C) 1985, 1986, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2000 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
;; Author: Sebastian Kremer <>.
;; Maintainer: FSF
......@@ -1969,6 +1969,19 @@ with the command \\[tags-loop-continue]."
"sQuery replace in marked files (regexp): \nsQuery replace %s by: \nP")
(tags-query-replace from to delimited '(dired-get-marked-files)))
(defun dired-show-file-type (file &optional deref-symlinks)
"Print the type of FILE, according to the `file' command.
If FILE is a symbolic link and the optional argument DEREF-SYMLINKS is
true then the type of the file linked to by FILE is printed instead."
(interactive (list (dired-get-filename t) current-prefix-arg))
(if deref-symlinks
(call-process "file" nil t t "-L" file)
(call-process "file" nil t t file))
(when (bolp)
(backward-delete-char 1))
(message (buffer-string))))
(provide 'dired-aux)
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