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master 4eb749a: dired.texi: Document dired-create-destination-dirs-on-tr

From: Tassilo Horn
Subject: master 4eb749a: dired.texi: Document dired-create-destination-dirs-on-trailing-dirsep
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2021 15:25:45 -0500 (EST)

branch: master
commit 4eb749a17310952af02293d3e55ea3b75660002a
Author: Tassilo Horn <tsdh@gnu.org>
Commit: Tassilo Horn <tsdh@gnu.org>

    dired.texi: Document dired-create-destination-dirs-on-trailing-dirsep
    * doc/emacs/dired.texi (Operating on Files): Document new option
 doc/emacs/dired.texi | 17 +++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 17 insertions(+)

diff --git a/doc/emacs/dired.texi b/doc/emacs/dired.texi
index 0edd8bc..48cf563 100644
--- a/doc/emacs/dired.texi
+++ b/doc/emacs/dired.texi
@@ -742,6 +742,15 @@ never creates such missing directories;  the value 
 means Dired automatically creates them; the value @code{ask}
 means Dired asks you for confirmation before creating them.
+@vindex dired-create-destination-dirs-on-trailing-dirsep
+If the option @code{dired-create-destination-dirs-on-trailing-dirsep}
+is non-@code{nil} in addition to @code{dired-create-destination-dirs},
+a trailing directory separator at the destination directory is treated
+specially.  In that case, when copying to @samp{test/} and no
+directory @samp{test} exists already, it will be created and the
+specified source files or directories are copied into the newly
+created directory.
 @vindex dired-copy-preserve-time
 If @code{dired-copy-preserve-time} is non-@code{nil}, then copying
 with this command preserves the modification time of the old file in
@@ -784,6 +793,14 @@ which to move the files (this is like the shell command 
 The option @code{dired-create-destination-dirs} controls whether Dired
 should create non-existent directories in @var{new}.
+The option @code{dired-create-destination-dirs-on-trailing-dirsep},
+when set in addition to @code{dired-create-destination-dirs}, controls
+wether a trailing directory separator at the destination is treated
+specially.  In that case, when renaming a directory @samp{old} to
+@samp{new/} and no directory @samp{new} exists already, it will be
+created and @samp{old} is moved into the newly created directory.
+Otherwise, @samp{old} is renamed to @samp{new}.
 Dired automatically changes the visited file name of buffers associated
 with renamed files so that they refer to the new names.

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