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Re: Creating New Files Using Ido


From: Marcin Borkowski
Subject: Re: Creating New Files Using Ido
Date: Sun, 05 Feb 2017 08:32:21 +0100
User-agent: mu4e 0.9.19; emacs 26.0.50.3

On 2017-02-05, at 08:06, Teemu Likonen <address@hidden> wrote:

> Robert Thorpe [2017-02-04 22:49:00Z] wrote:
>
>> Often, I want to create a new file that has a similar filename to an
>> existing file. This is due to a naming convention used where I work.
>
>> I usually have Ido enabled. I can't figure out how to do this without
>> disabling it. The problem is that it always completes to the name of
>> the existing file. Is there a way to do this with Ido on?
>
> You probably create new files with C-x C-f or C-x C-w and get the Ido
> prompt. If you then press C-f you'll switch to normal Emacs prompt which
> I think is often better than Ido when creating new files or directories.

This is (slightly) off-topic, but a _former_ user of Ido, converted to
Ivy (better imho) here: in Ivy, you can press C-M-j instead of RET.

Best,

--
Marcin Borkowski



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