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


From: Harry Putnam
Subject: Re: how to make dired-do-rename more friendly?
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2003 04:20:37 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.1003 (Gnus v5.10.3) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

"leo" <address@hidden> writes:

> 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
> so that i can quickly change it to:
>    /Users/leo/my-text-with-a-long-name-two

I picked this code up in this group long ago... no longer remember
its author.  But it does what you describe.  I use it all the time.

WARNING: Being one of the lisp impaired... I'm not sure what all this
does  USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
 
  (defadvice dired-mark-read-file-name (around tiad act)
    "Instead of asking directory, offer full filename for editing.
  This advice is enabled only upon request."
    (if (and dir (string-match "/" dir))
        (setq dir (dired-get-filename)))
    ad-do-it)
                 
  (defadvice dired-do-rename  (around joc-tiad-dired-rename act)
    "Offer editing the current filename.
  Without this advice you don't get the old filename for editing.
  Activates advice 'dired-mark-read-file-name 'my 'around during call."
    (let* ((ADVICE 'dired-mark-read-file-name))
      (ad-enable-advice ADVICE 'around 'tiad)
      (ad-activate ADVICE)
      ad-do-it
      (ad-disable-advice ADVICE 'around 'tiad)
      (ad-activate ADVICE)))
  
  (require 'macro)
  (put 'narrow-to-region 'disabled nil)





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