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Re: Dired like functionality on a custom text file


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Dired like functionality on a custom text file
Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 23:57:48 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Jesse <address@hidden> writes:

> I have a situation where I have a lot of common files i need to edit
> but they are all in various directories spread across my hard drive.
> I was trying to come up with a way where I could make a text file that
> has all the paths to the files I commonly need and somehow open that
> file into a dired like mode.

Well, you could do

M-! xargs -a your-text-file ls -ld

and then do

M-: (dired-mode) RET

on the resulting Shell output window.

Untested.

-- 
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum


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