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Re: hide/show in dired


From: Enila Nero
Subject: Re: hide/show in dired
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2004 23:50:37 GMT

Mathias Dahl <address@hidden> writes:

> Enila Nero <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> I have looked around for hide/show functionality in dired, but
>> couldn't find anything.  What I mean, is to be able to give a regexp
>> and dired would limit the display to matching files only.  Then, to be
>> able to redisplay all the files.
>> 
>> This behavior would analogous to gnus-summary-limit-to-* and
>> gnus-summary-pop-limit in gnus, where articles are hidden and then
>> popped. 
>> 
>> The closest functionality I found is the dired-omit-extensions in
>> dired-x.el and dired-wipe.el, but don't quite have the above
>> behavior. 
>
> You might find the following links useful:
>
> * 
> http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_node/Dired-and-Find.html#Dired%20and%20Find
> * 
> http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_node/Dired-Updating.html#Dired%20Updating
>
> /Mathias

Thank you for the useful links.  Certainly there is a lot of related
functionality there.  To do exactly what I asked:

% m regexp   (to mark all files matching a regular expression)

kill-all-unmarked-file-lines  (couldn't find such functionality)

g (to redisplay the directory)

Enila


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