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RE: filter from find-dired

From: r_mercado
Subject: RE: filter from find-dired
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2013 21:41:04 +0000 (GMT)

Great. Thanks Drew

what I needed was 'default-directory'

That simplifies my previous problem to

(defun find-substitutions ()
   "find substitution files in the current directory"
   (find-name-dired (default-directory) "*substitutions*")

I would like to filter the entries under ".svn" directories, so that 
they are not included.

----Original Message----
From: address@hidden
Date: Jan 14, 2013 17:50 
To: <address@hidden>, <address@hidden>
Subject: RE: filter from find-dired

> get-directory-name is my function too. Glad to receive suggestions 
> how to improve it.
> (defun get-directory-name ()
>  "return the current directory"
>  (interactive)
>  (let (dirname components)
>    (if (null (buffer-file-name (current-buffer)))
>        (setq dirname (expand-file-name default-directory))
>      (setq components (butlast (split-string (get-file-name) "/")))
>      (setq dirname (mapconcat 'identity components "/")))
>    (message dirname)
>    (kill-new dirname)
>    dirname))

Not sure what you are trying to do. You don't show `get-file-name', 
for one
thing, so your code cannot be evaluated by someone trying to help.

If you are trying to get the (non-)directory component of an absolute 
file name,
consider using `file-name-(non)directory'.

When you ask for improvement suggestions, I recommend that you start 
by saying
what your code is intended to do. Sometimes a completely different
implementation might be suggested, but only if someone can tell what 
you are
really trying to do.

Looking at just your doc string (which might be inaccurate), it would 
seem that
all you need is `default-directory'. That _is_ "the current 

If you need that added to the kill buffer, then (kill-new default-
should be adequate.

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