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

From: Dan Espen
Subject: Re: compile buffer: hide/collapse displayed file paths?
Date: Mon, 01 Jul 2013 15:27:16 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.1 (gnu/linux)

Grant Edwards <> writes:

> 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.

I'm an advocate for hand crafted Makefiles but I don't suppose you can
do much to change that where you are.

Dan Espen

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