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Re: Change default behavior of completion-ignored-extensions

From: Andrew Korty
Subject: Re: Change default behavior of completion-ignored-extensions
Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2003 09:43:44 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.1002 (Gnus v5.10.2) Emacs/21.2 (darwin)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: Andrew Korty <address@hidden>
>> Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2003 19:00:31 -0500
>> For example, if I have a directory ~/foo/ containing a
>> subdirectory bar/, I should be able to type
>>         M-x find-file RET ~/foo TAB
>> and end up with ~/foo/bar/ in the minibuffer instead of first getting
>> "[Complete, but not unique]", hitting TAB again, getting
>> "Completion List" buffer containing ./, ../, and bar/, and having to
>> type "b TAB" to finally get what should have been obvious.
> What version of Emacs do you have there?  In Emacs 21.2, I type "C-x
> C-f ~/foo TAB" and Emacs completes it to "~/foo/".  Another TAB gets
> me "~/foo/bar/", just like I'd expect.  There are no "[Complete, but
> not unique]" messages and no need to wade through useless completion
> lists.

Right you are -- I oversimplified the example.  I should have mentioned
~/foo/ also has a CVS/ subdirectory.  So I get a "Completion List"
containing ./, ../, CVS/, and bar/.  I want CVS/ to be ignored like
./ and ../ normally are.

Andrew J. Korty, Principal Security Engineer, GCIA, GCFA
Office of the Vice President for Information Technology
Indiana University

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