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Re: dired: how to open the containing directory, where a selected files


From: Kai Grossjohann
Subject: Re: dired: how to open the containing directory, where a selected files is resides in
Date: Sat, 28 Aug 2004 16:26:25 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110003 (No Gnus v0.3) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

"oliver" <address@hidden> writes:

> hi there
>
> in dired buffers (particulaly when created by dired-find) i quite often want 
> to open the directory where listed files reside in. eg. in a dired buffer 
> the cursor is on a line like
>
>   -rw-rw-rw-   1     6264 Aug 11 12:34 source/XPImageList/AlphaImage.pas
>
> then i want to open the directory "XPImageList" in a seperate dired buffer. 
> is there any dired command accomplishing this, or does anybody knows about a 
> appropriate add-on?

I know of nothing, but try hitting C-u w in the dired buffer, then C-x
C-f, then yank the filename copied with C-u w.

That would give you a starting point, though it is not the complete
solution.  Hm.  Lessee now...  Ah, perhaps this works:

(defun oliver ()
  (interactive)
  (find-file (file-name-directory (dired-copy-filename-as-kill t))))

Try to eval the above and then M-x oliver RET when you are on such a
file.  What happens?

Kai





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