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Re: Looking for interactive `locate-file'


From: weber
Subject: Re: Looking for interactive `locate-file'
Date: 6 Mar 2007 10:38:54 -0800
User-agent: G2/1.0

On 6 mar, 06:29, "Drew Adams" <address@hidden> wrote:
> > I would like to be able to interactive find a file inside a list of
> > paths, interactively, and in a way that supports some basic pattern
> > matching. (For reference, the reason I want this is that Eclipse has
> > it, and I find it quite useful.) Currently, I have a first
> > approximation [1], but, it sucks. All it does is ask for a (possibly
> > non-existent) filename, then look for that in a default list of paths.
>
> > I want to set up a list of directories pertaining to a particular
> > project. Then when I M-x find-resource, I want it to ask for the
> > filename and look in those paths for it -- interactively, listing all
> > matches as I type. So if I were to type "type*.jsp", a results buffer
> > would list all the files matching that pattern.
>
> > Has anyone written something like what I'm looking for, before?
>
> Yes.http://www.emacswiki.org/cgi-bin/wiki/LocateFilesAnywhere
>
> P.S. address@hidden is probably the right list for this.

You may also want to take a lood at 'ido'.
It makes easier to open buffers and files.
cheers,
weber



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