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Re: Buffers in Dired

From: Galen Boyer
Subject: Re: Buffers in Dired
Date: 31 May 2003 22:36:12 -0500
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On Sat, 31 May 2003, address@hidden wrote:
> Some comments regarding dired...
> Dired is good for what it is, a "directory editor". But it doesn't
> feel optimal as a filesystem browser. I still bust out an xterm and
> use ls/cd etc. I considered a list of things that I would want in a
> filesystem browser:
>         * The "-l" style output should be optional
>         * Hidden files should not be shown by default
>         * Do not create new buffers for each dir visited

I don't get it.  Dired has this and lots more.

Just use `i' on the subdirectorys.

How bout trying the following steps.

   Find any directory.
   On that directory line type C-u i R
   Now, do M-$
   Now, try M-$ again.

Does this seem useful?  I find it extremely useful.

Galen deForest Boyer
Sweet dreams and flying machines in pieces on the ground.

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