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Re: It is prompting me for a filename. I would like to fill in the curre


From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: It is prompting me for a filename. I would like to fill in the current filename.
Date: Tue, 09 Apr 2002 14:31:58 GMT

"D. Goel" <address@hidden> writes:
>  unless i am missing your point?

You are (though he could have been a bit more helpful).  The emacs
manual says of M-n (in the info node `(emacs)Minibuffer History'):

      For many minibuffer arguments there is a "default" value.  In some
   cases, the minibuffer history commands know the default value.  Then you
   can insert the default value into the minibuffer as text by using `M-n'
   to move "into the future" in the history.  Eventually we hope to make
   this feature available whenever the minibuffer has a default value.

In particular, if you use M-n to `move into the future' at many
file-operation prompts, it will use the filename of the current buffer
(or the filename under point in dired).

-Miles
-- 
I'd rather be consing.



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