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Re: How to prevent Emacs from translating beginning of file path into "~
Re: How to prevent Emacs from translating beginning of file path into "~"?
Fri, 10 Apr 2015 11:01:56 +0300
> Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2015 03:02:09 -0400
> From: MBR <address@hidden>
> The Emacs command ^x-^f (find-file) fills the mini-buffer with the full
> path to the current directory and then waits for you to type the
> filename. I often I find it a useful way to copy the current directory
> to the system's clipboard so I can paste the path into some other
> application. For example, in Emacs I'll type:
> ^x-^f (put path to current directory into mini-buffer)
> ^a (go to beginning of line)
> ^k (kill from beginning to end of mini-buffer, with the
> side effect of putting that string into the system clipboard)
> ^g (cancel out of mini-buffer)
> At this point I can paste the path into any non-Emacs application by
> typing CMD-v (in OS-X) or CTRL-v (in Windows or Linux).
> But there's a problem. Current versions of Emacs (I'm currently running
> Emacs 24.3.1 under OS-X) try to be smart and replace the beginning of
> the path with "~" if it matches the logged in user's home directory.
> Unfortunately, some applications don't understand paths that begin with "~".
> Is it possible to configure Emacs to put the full path (beginning with
> "/") into the mini-buffer, rather than just the path from the home
> directory (beginning with "~")?
What you need instead of this complicated method is a simple command
that will copy the current buffer's default-directory to the
clipboard. That command should use expand-file-name, which will
expand any "~" into its full absolute file name.
Re: How to prevent Emacs from translating beginning of file path into "~"?, Stefan Monnier, 2015/04/10