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         EEL Changes for Unicode Support in Epsilon 12
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         New EEL Primitives and Subroutines in Epsilon 12
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Directory Editing Changes in Epsilon 12

Dired mode now hides files or directories whose names start with a period. The - key in dired mode toggles hiding.

Dired mode now includes an A subcommand to more conveniently set a file's attributes (Windows) or permission bits (Unix).

Epsilon for Windows can now display the file attributes Hidden, System, Read-only and Archive in its dired listings. See the dired-layout variable.

The V (view) subcommand now works under X by running the external program specified for that file's type by your Gnome settings (if Gnome files are installed).

Dired can now delete directories that aren't empty, or entire directory hierarchies. It asks for confirmation first.

Dired can now delete read-only files under Windows. Under both Windows and Unix, Epsilon now asks for confirmation before deleting a read-only file (except when deleting one in a directory to be deleted itself). See the dired-confirmation variable.

The ! key in dired to run a command on a file now looks for a * character in the command line it prompts for. If there is one, the current file name replaces it; otherwise the current file name is appended to the end of the command. Also, a command line ending in & now signals Epsilon to run it asynchronously; the ! key normally runs commands synchronously.



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