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Re: define Info's "dir"?


From: gebser
Subject: Re: define Info's "dir"?
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 08:35:59 -0400 (EDT)

I'm not the original poster, but I'd like to be able to set the default 
directory interactively and change it from time to time.  The motivation 
is that I sometimes work on a project whose (multiple) files all reside, 
or will reside, in a particular directory (or subdirs of it.  As a 
fictional example, suppose I'm working on economics today.  Throughout 
the day I create several files which I want to have in econ/national/, 
econ/state/, econ/local/, and econ/international.  In this case I'd want 
the default directory to be /home/ken/projects/writings/politics/econ/ 
but wouldn't want to have to type that in every time I visit a file.  
I'm aware of "M-x cd" but this sets "default-directory" only for that 
buffer.  I'd like a function (defun in emacspeak, yes?) which is global, 
i.e., sets the default-directory no matter which buffer I'm currently 
visiting.  Is there such a nicety?


tia,
ken

At 13:22 (UTC+0200) on 28 Apr 2004 Eli Zaretskii said:

= > Newsgroups: gnu.emacs.help
= > From: Mike Ballard <address@hidden>
= > Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 06:44:26 GMT
= > 
= > Is there a way to tell Emacs to always use a specific "dir" as the
= > top-level dir file?  Even if the name is not "dir"?
= 
= There doesn't seem to be a way to do that.  The names of DIR files are
= hardwired into info.el: Emacs looks for `dir', `DIR', `dir.info', and
= `DIR.INFO', in that order, in each Info directory.
= 
= The names are hardwired because the Texinfo package never generates
= DIR files under any other name.
= 
= Why do you need that?  What is the real problem behind your request?
= 
= 
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