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Re: Keep dired from creating new buffers.


From: Rob Thorpe
Subject: Re: Keep dired from creating new buffers.
Date: 15 Dec 2003 10:15:44 -0800

"Bora" <address@hidden> wrote in message news:<address@hidden>...
> Whenever I navigate through (sub)directories in "dired", I get a new buffer
> for each directory.  This quickly creates a large number of buffers in
> emacs.  Is there a way to keep dired from doing this, and instead use only
> one buffer and update its content if I move through directories.
> 
> Thanks
> Bora

The most satisfactory method I've found is to use dired like this:

Normally press 'a' on a subdir which replaces the current dired buffer
with the buffer of that subdir.

Use 'enter' when you actually want a new dired buffer, sometimes it's
useful

Use 'i' which inserts the subdir into the current buffer when you know
the directory listing will be fairly short.  To remove these when
you've finished use C-u k next to them.


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