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Re: find-file completion tweak


From: Lowell Gilbert
Subject: Re: find-file completion tweak
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2008 14:46:39 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.2 (berkeley-unix)

"Eric Roode" <address@hidden> writes:

> On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 5:22 PM, Thr4wn <address@hidden> wrote:
>
>> On Jul 19, 3:18 pm, "Eric Roode" <address@hidden> wrote:
>> > Once upon a time, I could have sworn that find-file completion had a
>> feature
>> > whereby if the first character you typed was a / or a ~, the entire
>> default
>> > directory was erased and replaced with the / or ~.  This was terribly
>> > convenient.
>> >
>> > Right now, if you want to open an absolute file name (or one relative to
>> > your home directory), you have to hit C-a C-k after you type C-x C-f and
>> > before you type / or ~.  Annoying.
>> >
>> > Did I dream this feature?  Did it go away?  How can I make find-file
>> behave
>> > this way again?
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> > Eric
>>
>> What version of emacs are you using? I'm have version 22.2.1 on Debian
>> (compiled from source) and that's what mine does by default, which
>> makes me curious why yours isn't working.
>>
>> -Thr4wn
>>
>
> Strange.
>
> I'm currently using 21.2.1 on cygwin/winXP, for what it's worth (using the
> version that cygwin's package manager installs).

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