Date: Wed, 2 Dec 87 22:06 EST From: A. Peter Blicher <BLICHER at IBM.COM> If you ask to edit it, you should get a settable default, e.g. newest. This would greatly compress the overly voluminous (for 99% of uses) directory displays we now live with. What's wrong with doing dired of *.*.newest? This should be the default already, but it's so easy to set. It IS the default for the CP if you want to use that.