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Re: no completion using anything-find-file

From: Thierry Volpiatto
Subject: Re: no completion using anything-find-file
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2010 23:18:28 +0100
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Thierry Volpiatto <address@hidden> writes:

> Glauber Alex Dias Prado <address@hidden> writes:
>> Daniel Goldin <address@hidden> writes:
>>> Started to use anything-find-files per recommendation on this list but
>>> am frustrated that I can't do file or dir completion. Is there a way
>>> to turn this on? Thanks.
>> By completion do you mean in-buffer completion for files?(if so then
>> anything-find-file will not work as it is an alternative to
>> find-file). Otherwise you can search for pattern on minibuffer, by
>> default anything-find-file will be on your home dir ~/ lets suppose you
>> want to open a document on ~/Desktop you can type for instance skt on
>> minibuffer and ~/Desktop will appear as a candidate, if you hit TAB you
>> will be inside your ~/Desktop directory now. lets suppose your document
>> is called document.txt, you start typing txt on minibuffer, document.txt
>> will appear as one candidate and as soon as you put the anything bar
>> over it and hit enter you will open it, i think this explains how it
>> should work.
> Of which function are you speaking?
> anything-find-file ==> come with anything-complete.el
> anything-find-files ==> come with anything-config.el
> Yes i know it's confusing, i plan to rename anything-find-files.
> anything-find-files is not by default on ~/ but on default-directory or
> thing-at-point as it use ffap.If you are on a url, a mail adress
> etc.. it will do the right thing.
> So anything-find-files work like find-file (C-x C-f), but if you use it
> with anything-match-plugin.el, you have to add a space and then the next
> part of pattern you want to match:
> ,----
> | Example:
> | 
> | Find Files or url: ~/
> | That show all ~/ directory.
> | 
> | Find Files or url: ~/des
> | will show all what begin with "des"
> | 
> | Find Files or url: ~/ esk
> | (Notice the space after ~/) will show all what contain esk.
> | 
> | Find Files or url: ~/ el$
> | Will show all what finish with el
> `----
> You can move in the anything buffer with C-n C-p or arrow keys, when you
> are on a file, you can hit C-z to show only this file-name in the
> anything buffer.
> On a directory, C-z will switch to this directory to continue searching
> in it.
> On a symlink C-z will expand to the true name of symlink.(moving your
> mouse cursor over a symlink will show the true name of it).
> So it is quite easy to navigate in your files with anything-find-files.

Forget to mention C-. that go to root of current dir or to precedent
level of dir.
So for example you can hit C-z and then come back immediatly where you
were with C-. instead of erasing minibuffer input with DEL.

> If you like it you can safely bind it to C-x C-f to replace the standard
> find-file:
> (global-set-key (kbd "C-x C-f") 'anything-find-files)
> If you want to have similar completion in dired for
> copying/renaming/symlinking/hardlinking, use
> M-x anything-dired-binding 
> That will replace C, R, S, H in Dired by the equivalent with anything
> completion.
> You will have two action for S: symlink and relsymlink (use tab to
> select actions).
> Also:
> You can enter tramp filename with anything-find-files, 
> it will and complete alone.(/su::, /sudo::, /ssh::)
> Hope that's clear enough.

Thierry Volpiatto

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