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"PRUNE" confirmation in ZTreeWin

Posted By: Mat <>
Date: Monday, 1 June 1998, at 3:33 p.m.

In Response To: Modifying the "PRUNE" confirmation (Peter Wong)

> The PRUNE command requires the word P-R-U-N-E- to be typed
> in to confirm. I found that one typing error, and then I had to
> start again. So I patched Xtree (v3.01) to simplify the confirm
> command to the word O-K (no carriage-return required).

> The advantages of this (to me):
> 1. The letters "o" and "k" are located
> close to the "Alt-P" so making a typing error was unlikely.
> (I just hit the "P" with my ring finger and the "o"
> and "k" with the middle and index... very fast!)
> 2. Extra security - from people inadvertently (or intentionally)
> pruning my hard disk

Regarding "Extra security":
Prune is both a powerful as well as a dangerous command, in particular in ZTreeWin, because it is irreversible (and does not use the Windows recycle bin).
What happens if you are by accident on the directory right above the one you intended to prune....(better not imagine that)

Therefore I sometimes wished, I had to type in the *directory name* to confirm pruning in ZTreeWin! Because that's the best (and only) way to avoid deleting the wrong branch by accident! (And there should be a special term for pruning the root directory, something like "E:root" or so (if "E" is the respective drive letter)).

Any ZTree users agreeing with this?

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