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Re: Setting truncate-lines based on file type (extension)


From: amicitas
Subject: Re: Setting truncate-lines based on file type (extension)
Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2009 13:09:10 -0700 (PDT)
User-agent: G2/1.0

On Sep 29, 11:00 pm, Kevin Rodgers <address@hidden> wrote:
> amicitas wrote:
> > For certain types of files I want to set truncate-lines to true.  I
> > would like to be able to specify these files based on the file
> > extension.  While I know how to set the mode, but how would I go about
> > changing settings?
>
> (defun my-set-truncate-lines ()
>    "Set `truncate-lines' to t when visiting a file whose extension is
> \"ext1\", \"ext2\", or \"ext3\"."
>    (when (member (file-name-extension buffer-file-name)
>                 '("ext1" "ext2" "ext3"))
>      (setq truncate-lines t))
>    ;; return value for find-file-not-found-hooks:
>    nil)
>
> (add-hook 'find-file-hook 'my-set-truncate-lines)
> (add-hook 'find-file-not-found-functions 'my-set-truncate-lines)
>
> --
> Kevin Rodgers
> Denver, Colorado, USA


Thank you Kevin.  That is precisely what I was looking for.

In my case I am using this to make viewing of certain types of data
and calibration files easier.   These files should be opened in 'text-
mode', except with out wrapping.  Setting a mode hook is therefore not
appropriate.  This seems like a better solution that creating (or
finding) a 'data-mode'.

Thanks again


-- amicitas



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