unexpected softupdate inconsistency
gnb at itga.com.au
Wed Mar 10 16:14:08 PST 2004
oberman at es.net said:
> emacs and XEmacs dired has been able to manipulate directories for as
> ling as I've been around. I assume that they DO use the standard
> system calls. (This includes vim, which I don't use.)
True. I use dired a bit. There are also gui Windows Explorer or Norton
Commander workalikes that also presumably use the same system calls.
The key phrase here is "What does vim do here _that rm doesn't_?"
If vim is also just using unlink() then rm can (theoretically) do the job just
as well. It seems like really odd advice to say "use vim because rm can't do
the job." If this were in any way true, then I'd call that a serious bug in
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