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Re: build a macro that opens a directory and prompts for file name


From: Chris McMahan
Subject: Re: build a macro that opens a directory and prompts for file name
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2009 10:27:30 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (windows-nt)

Norm <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello all,
>
> I have been googleing and reading the docs trying to figure out a
> solution to this. I spend the majority of my time working in a single
> directory on a CIFS server and I am always doing a C-x C-f \\server\dir
> \long_sub_dir\subdir\filename
>
> In the spirit of emacs I'd like to automate it so that when I do C-co
> it knows the directory and simply prompts me for the file to be opened
> or if I leave it blank and press RET it lists the directory.
>
> Any suggestions on how to accomplish this.
>
> Many thanks,
>
> Norm

I use bookmarks to take me to the directories themselves.

- Go to the directory that contains the file you want 
- Press C-x r m to memorize that location, and give it a name you can
  remember

to navigate to that directory, just press C-x r b. You'll be prompted
for the bookmark name, and it will open that directory.

See the help for the function 'command bookmark-set' for details

- Chris

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