Reformatting dired output
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Mon Oct 4 05:40:05 EDT 2004
>>>>> "William" == William BC Crandall <bc.crandall at earthlink.net> writes:
William> My apologies if this is not the place for such a simple
The best place is the newsgroup comp.emacs.xemacs. There is supposed
to be a news<->mail gateway to xemacs-news, but after the number of
upstream newsserver configuration changes exceeded the number of
requests for the gateway, I gave up. ;-)
William> but the other lists seem so swamped in spam, I
William> can't imagine they get read.
The lists (I assume you mean xemacs-news and xemacs-nt) themselves
aren't so bad, although they get very few posts nowadays. However,
the archiver is just an ordinary sendmail alias, subscribed to the
lists, with no filtering in place. Unfortunately this address has
leaked out somehow for some of the archives. This will get changed to
not expose the archives to the Internet as soon as I have some time,
and then I'll clean up the archives as well.
William> Any way to hide the rwx and ownership parts of each
Probably not. dired's parser expects them to be there, and probably
wouldn't be able to find the file name without them. Urk!
If you (setq truncate-lines t) in the Dired buffer and then scroll to
the end of a long line, it turns out that dired motion and file
commands (at least "dx") leave the horizontal scroll position alone,
so if you don't need to see the Dired marks in the leftmost columns,
you'll probably be able to get work done more pleasantly that way.
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