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Re: navigating in dired


From: Mario Domgörgen
Subject: Re: navigating in dired
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2004 09:38:04 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.1002 (Gnus v5.10.2) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Fabian Braennstroem <address@hidden> writes:

> I start using 'dired' instead of the 'Midnight-Commander' and now, I
> am looking for some feature 'mc' has.  Right now, my biggest problem
> is to navigate in a directory with a lot of subdirectories and
> files. Let's say I want to got to the file 'main' in that
> directory. In 'mc' I could type 'm' and the cursor jumps to the first
> word beginning with 'm'. How can I jump to this file quickly? Maybe,
> anybody has a function for that!?

You have the ful power of emacs in dired. Just use C-s or C-r ...

> The next thing is, I would like to have a hotlist/bookmarks, so that I
> can jump easy to certain directories. Does that exist?

Bookmark-set (usually bound to C-x r m) also work on directories. Just
press that combp when you in the dir you want to bookmark. YOu can jump
back to it with C-x r b.

> And for now the last question :-) Is it somehow possible to change to
> the 'root'-user during the dired-session?  So you don't have to open
> two Emacs-Windows.

Tramp, that come with cvs emacs and is downloadable on
http://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/tramp works also great with dired.

HTH

Mario

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