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Re: ignore CVS directories with tab complete

From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: ignore CVS directories with tab complete
Date: 14 Aug 2003 12:01:08 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2.93

>>>>> "Kevin" == Kevin Rodgers <address@hidden> writes:

  Kevin> Phillip Lord wrote:

  >> Dear all If I start a clean emacs (-q --no-site-file), and then
  >> change into a

  >> directory with only two sub-dirs, one of which is CVS, and then
  >> hit tab I get...  Completions

  >> ../ ./ CVS/ uk/

  >> With java this is a pain as there are four or five levels of
  >> empty

  Kevin> How about using dired to navigate the directories? 

My experience with dired, is that it's slower than using tab
completion, which is not good. 

  Kevin> Or using filecache.el to cache your files' locations?

filecache.el I didn't know about. It looks potentially useful though,
so I shall investigate. 

  >> Now before I set about writing code
  >> a) is there any way of getting emacs to ignore the CVS directory
  >>    all

  >> together. That way I could move up five empty directories with
  >> five tabs.
  >> b) even better, have emacs realise that there are five empty

  >> directories, and auto complete all the way up.  I know about
  >> completion-ignored-extensions. This includes CVS by

  >> default, and doesn't seem to do what I need.

  Kevin> Does complete.el help?

Not that I can see. Am I missing something?


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