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Re: ignore CVS directories with tab complete

From: Robert Epprecht
Subject: Re: ignore CVS directories with tab complete
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2003 17:49:33 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1003 (Gnus v5.10.3) Emacs/21.2 (gnu/linux)

Phillip Lord <address@hidden> writes:

> 1) C-xC-f to open a file
> 2) Move to a directory containing two sub-dirs, one of which is CVS/
> 3) Hit "tab". 
> 4) I get *Completions* with "CVS/" offered as one of the options. What
>    I want is for it to ignore CVS, and offer me the other directory. 
> Is this what you have?

GNU Emacs 21.2: Yes, same here.

But: C-h v completion-ignored-extensions RET also says:

| Documentation:
| *Completion ignores filenames ending in any string in this list.
| This variable does not affect lists of possible completions,
| but does affect the commands that actually do completions.

hmm, maybe I'm a bit dense, but I do not fully understand...
Any way it *does not* affect the presented list of completions like 
the documentation says...


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