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Re: dired not loading directory if in buffer with file from that directo
Re: dired not loading directory if in buffer with file from that directory
Thu, 29 Nov 2001 15:27:20 +0100 (CET)
Gnus/5.090003 (Oort Gnus v0.03) Emacs/21.1
address@hidden (Eli Zaretskii) wrote:
> On Thu, 29 Nov 2001, Klaus Straubinger wrote:
>> Attempting to load a directory with "find-file" does nothing
>> if performed in a buffer containing a file from that directory.
> I think that's a feature, although quite a few users (myself included)
> tend to be surprised by it from time to time ;-)
> FWIW, I solve it by using "C-x d" at all times.
Thank you for your suggestion; it works perfectly.
However, I fail to understand why the behaviour of "find-file"
should be a feature. What benefit do you get from the function
actually doing nothing? I even did not find anything about it
in the manual - in the Info node "Visiting files" there is just
If the file you specify is actually a directory, `C-x C-f' invokes
Dired, the Emacs directory browser, so that you can "edit" the
contents of the directory (*note Dired::).
Would you consider to document this special case in the manual
if the behaviour of "find-file" ought not to be changed?