#1 Long standing bug in XEmacs' dired


It's time to ask if I'm the only one using XEmacs' dired.
For ages dired in XEmacs does not work as it should. Scrolling down the list of files and directory entries a lot of entries are not recognized by XEmacs. When you press return you get the error message that no file is on this line. That's total rubbish and works perfectly in GNU-Emacs. I would like to use XEmacs instead of GNU-Emacs, because I think it's the better Emacs, but in the last months I use dired more than ever and this stops me to use XEmacs, because it simply doesn't work. Please fix that, I think it cannot be such a big problem.

Currently I use xemacs-21.1.12-3 on Red Hat 7.0.



  • Adrian P. Aichner

    • assigned_to: nobody --> youngs
  • Adrian P. Aichner

    Hello Boris, you're not the only one using dired under XEmacs.

    I myself use it in an NT native XEmacs build and it works fine even there for the most part.

    The problem is uncovered by you using a German locale.

    See the thread starting at
    for a discussion of this localization problem.


  • Steve Youngs

    Steve Youngs - 2001-02-10
    • status: open --> closed-invalid

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