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Re: dired should bind a key to visit parent directory


From: Dan Jacobson
Subject: Re: dired should bind a key to visit parent directory
Date: 07 Jun 2001 02:14:18 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.0808 (Gnus v5.8.8) Emacs/20.7

>>>>> "Dan" == Dan Jacobson <address@hidden> writes:

Dan> Hurmf, dried[-x] lacks a key to go to the parent directory, like u in
Dan> Info, q in gnus summary, etc.  The shortest way I can think of that
Dan> currently works is "C-x d . . RET", or lots of C-p's and a RET.

Dan> Anyway, you've got to admit "go to the parent directory" deserves a
Dan> binding, single stroke too.

Dan> I found "ESC C-u runs the command dired-tree-up" which apparently does
Dan> something else.  Also the word "tree" doesn't exist in dired[-x]'s
Dan> Info pages.

Kai via mail> Does dired-up-directory, aka `^', do what you want?

Yes.  Why didn't I know about that?  Ah: 1. it is not anywhere in the
Dired Info manual.  2. it is way down on line 109 of the Dired-mode
help page [C-h m].  I mean in the computer world, we are always
staring at "up" and "back" buttons.  They are important, so they
should be mentioned. Well, I hope they will please at least put it in
the info and mode help main description.

Hmm, speaking about "back" buttons, Info has "l", but how about a
general one for emacs.
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