[Bug: 21.4.19] dired does not work properly anymore
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Thu Dec 28 00:32:57 EST 2006
Mats Lidell writes:
> I'm not thinking of gaining speed but to avoid having to parse the
> localized output. The regexp doing that isn't easy to digest.
I don't know why Mike insists on allowing localization, especially
since he's made no attempt to parse Devanagari, Swahili, and Japanese
(the one that bites me ;). All we need to do is set the time format
LC_TIME=C in the environment passed to ls. If we want to substitute
localized output later we can use format-time-string, I think.
> For my normal work I tend to use only a fragment of the information in
> a ls-l-listing so a much simpler directory view would suffice for me.
I suspect that would require a substantial rewrite of dired to
> On the other hand, going to external systems by means of ssh etc, we
> are back again to parsing the output from ls ...
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