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Re: new-style Cygwin symlinks, NTEmacs' dired mode, and ls-lisp.el
- From: "Dr Francis J. Wright" <F dot J dot Wright at qmul dot ac dot uk>
- To: "Matt Swift" <swift at alum dot mit dot edu>
- Cc: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>,<help-emacs-windows at gnu dot org>
- Date: Thu, 4 Jul 2002 23:28:04 +0100
- Subject: Re: new-style Cygwin symlinks, NTEmacs' dired mode, and ls-lisp.el
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From: "Matt Swift" <email@example.com>
Cc: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 11:38 PM
Subject: new-style Cygwin symlinks, NTEmacs' dired mode, and ls-lisp.el
> Maybe this has already been done, but I have hacked ls-lisp.el so that
> it understands the new-style Cygwin symlinks (which seem like Windows
> shortcuts to Windows, but not to ls-lisp.el). I have had to
> reverse-engineer and hack without a full understanding of shortcut
> headers. Putting the following code in a startup .el file works for me
> with EmacsNT 20.7. It causes Emacs to do two things after loading
> dired: load ls-lisp, then redefine one function defined in ls-lisp.el.
> My modifications are commented and labeled with "MSS". I am sending
> this email because I think others may be interested in this code.
> Someone with full knowledge could make this code more efficient and
> address the question of robustness with odd file names and unusual
> symlink headers.
I also have some revisions to ls-lisp in progress, one of which is support
for Cygwin-generated shortcut files. I want to test it a bit more before I
release it. However, I will only support NT Emacs 21, and my new code will
not work with earlier versions.
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