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Re: Dired like functionality on a custom text file

From: Ilya Zakharevich
Subject: Re: Dired like functionality on a custom text file
Date: Tue, 20 May 2008 17:35:11 +0000 (UTC)
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> 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?

I'm puzzled why you do not consider a solution like

  emacs `cat list-of-files`

Maybe the files have spaces in their names?  Or is the total size
larger than what Emacs may handle?


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