> R runs the command dired-do-rename (found in dired-mode-map)
> It says e.g.,
> Overwrite ‘/tmp/201840’? [Type yn!q or C-h]
> That is great, but it just uses the same message for all cases:
> At least the case I tested: directory->directory, overwriting is very
> much different that what really happens (attaching as child).
I'm not sure what you're referring to here. Do you have a test case?