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Re: how to make dired-do-rename more friendly?


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: how to make dired-do-rename more friendly?
Date: 20 Nov 2003 08:22:24 +0200

> From: "leo" <address@hidden>
> Newsgroups: gnu.emacs.help
> Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2003 13:52:50 +1100
> 
> i use dired a lot and rename works ok, but it would be handy to copy the
> existing name by default into the minibuffer or at least do it with a quick
> mini-buffer key stroke.
> 
> example: sitting on the file
>   /Users/leo/my-text-with-a-long-name
> i invoke dired-do-rename (by key "R") and get a minibuffer just with:
>   /Users/leo/
> and i want some easy to get to
>    /Users/leo/my-text-with-a-long-name

Did you try to press the DownArrow key or M-n?

The node "Minibuffer History" in the Emacs manual will tell you more
useful stuff about this and related commands and features.





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