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Re: Dired like functionality on a custom text file

From: Chris McMahan
Subject: Re: Dired like functionality on a custom text file
Date: Tue, 20 May 2008 07:16:45 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.2 (windows-nt)

Look at the function `dired-virtual` -- part of the virtual-dired mode
in dired-x.

The short version is you use dired to view a directory you're
interested in, then save that dired buffer to a file. You can then add
other dired listings to this file to build the collection you're
interested in. When you open the file the next time, use M-x
dired-virtual to put it in dired mode.

- Chris

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.  Is there anyway I can do this, or even
> alternatively possibly easily pass the current line my cursor is on in
> that file to the mini buffer when I put in the visit command?

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  Chris McMahan | address@hidden

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