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Re: navigating in dired


From: Fabian Braennstroem
Subject: Re: navigating in dired
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 13:16:47 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.1006 (Gnus v5.10.6) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)

Mario Domgörgen <address@hidden> writes:

> 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 ...

But when I want to jump to /root I first find dozens of 'r' in the
mode-column. That is not the nicest way.

>> 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.

That works nice. 

>
>> 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.

I don't know this one, I'll check it out.
Thanks!

One question, do you use only dired or anything else too?

Greetings!

-- 
Fabian Braennstroem
Duesseldorf/Berlin


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