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Re: compile buffer: hide/collapse displayed file paths?

From: Grant Edwards
Subject: Re: compile buffer: hide/collapse displayed file paths?
Date: Mon, 1 Jul 2013 13:55:30 +0000 (UTC)
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On 2013-06-30, Dan Espen <> wrote:
> Grant Edwards <> writes:
>> I don't really want the lines wrapped (which is what happens when you
>> unset truncate-lines).  I'd like the errors to remain one-per-line,
>> but I want to hide the long path info that I don't care about (emacs
>> has opened the file and moved the cursor to the right source line, so
>> there's no need for me to see the file's path in the compile buffer
>> window).
> Did you explain why you have long paths?

No, I didn't realize it was relevent to the question.

> Are your Makefiles using full paths?

Yes. The makefiles are auto-generated by an OS build system over which
I don't have control.

> I used to have a few Makefiles like that and I decided it was not a
> good idea.

Perhaps, but in this case, the relative path name from the build
directory to the source directory would in most cases be even longer
than the absolute path name.

Grant Edwards               grant.b.edwards        Yow! Catsup and Mustard all
                                  at               over the place!  It's the
                                Human Hamburger!

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