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Re: Release Current Directory

Posted By: John Gruener <>
Date: Wednesday, 2 September 1998, at 3:17 p.m.

In Response To: Re: Release Current Directory and Ctrl-C in "Gather" (Kim Henkel)

> Sorry I have only been lurking in these recent threads,

It's OK Kim, good to know you're lurking!

> but somebody pointed out an old XTPro function that is
> still hidden in XTreeGold (with the /XT switch) and
> appears to be something similar to this request.
> Try this - (XTree /XT) highlight a directory and
> hit Shift-Delete! (It's quite safe )

My!!! Shades of the past! When I fired it up this way I didn't remember what keys to press any more! Let's see, Insert to do a "+", Delete to do a "-", "+" or "-" to go to another logged drive... I was *so* glad when Executive Systems went to the new key assignments!

And Shift-Delete! I think I can vaguely remember trying it once, and it blew my mind. Never did it again. Downright scary! There's your HideDir function, and no indication it's missing!

Just to be clear, now, about what I'm suggesting with the Release Current Directory proposal, and the function I think Ken and Dan were requesting. Pressing Alt-Minus would release, or "unlog" the files in the currently highlighted directory. The highlighted directory would be closed so that a "+" sign would appear next to it. All open branches subordinate to this directory would remain open and undisturbed, including the state of any tagged files in them. Any tagged files in the highlighted directory would, of course, lose their tags.

This is a function which, to my knowledge, XTree never had, and would be a real "plus" in ZTree, (pun intended). There's just no way to do this now if you've already got tags in subordinate directories you don't want to lose.

Regards,
John

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