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         New Buffer Primitives in Epsilon 10
         New Process Primitives in Epsilon 10
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Dired Enhancements in Epsilon 10

Dired has several new subcommands.
Shift-L
Mark a file for lowercasing. Press X to rename the marked files.

Shift-U
Mark a file for uppercasing. Press X to rename the marked files.

Shift-R
Mark a file for a regular-expression replacement on its name. When you press X to execute operations on marked files, Epsilon prompts for a pattern and replacement text. Then, for each file marked with Shift-R, Epsilon takes the file name and performs the indicated regex replacement on it to generate the new name, then renames the file.

For example, to rename a group of files like this:


dir\file.cxx   => dir2\file.cpp
dir\query.cxx  => dir2\query.cpp
dir\xyzzy.cxx  => dir2\xyzzy.cpp

give these as the search and replace patterns:


 search: dir(.*).cxx
replace: dir2#1.cpp

T
Display the Windows Properties Dialog for the current file or directory. This lets you easily view the size of a directory.

!
Prompt for a command line, then run the specified program, adding the name of the file after it.

The quick-dired-command command on Alt-o is like running a dired on the file you are editing, then doing a single dired operation, then discarding the dired buffer. It prompts for another key, then performs the indicated action on the file. The actions include: D-Delete, M-Move, C-Copy, G-cd to file's directory, V-run Viewer, F-run viewer on Folder, T-show properTies. In addition, <Period> runs a dired on the file and <Bang> runs a shell command on the file. The prompt itself displays this list, so you don't have to try to remember it.

Finally, dired now displays month names instead of the numbers it used before.



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