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Re: Noob Needs Help with TAGS

From: chandan r
Subject: Re: Noob Needs Help with TAGS
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2012 10:39:36 +0530
User-agent: mu4e; emacs

On Thursday 19 April 2012 06:45:45 AM IST, Cyberclops wrote:

> I am an extreme noob when it comes to emacs.  I was getting tired of the lag
> of using remote desktop to use my gui editor of choice ... SlickEdit.  So
> now I am using ssh and running emacs.
> One of the great things that Slick edit did was tagging.  You could put your
> cursor on an item and hit Ctrl-. to go to it's definition.  If there were
> multiple possible definitions it would pop up a window with all of the
> possibilities and let you chose.  It would also remember where you navigated
> from and a simple Ctrl-, would take you back.
> SlickEdit would also automatically update your tagfile when you changed a
> file and the latest version would even do this retagging in the background.
> I am trying to get tagging working for me in emacs.  I am using exuberent
> ctags.  I know that the M-. command takes me to the definition.  However,
> since I am working on an Android tree there is a multilevel directory
> structure and every time I want to use the tags I have to specify the
> directory its in.
> Is there a way to invoke emacs indicating the path to TAGS so that I don't
> have to specify it every time.
> Also, is there a way to be able to navigate back after using M-.  and to
> have the TAGS updated when you save a file.
Type M-* to navigate back.

I don't know if there is an *automagic* way to update a TAGS file whenever a
project's file is saved. Have to think about using hooks efficiently to
implement it.

> thanks,
> Lowell Dennis
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