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Re: Prompt for files with given extensions


From: Michael Heerdegen
Subject: Re: Prompt for files with given extensions
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 16:35:53 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Robin Neatherway <address@hidden> writes:

> At the moment I use `read-file-name` with `foo.results` as a default,
> but I would like to filter the possible completions by file extension.
> Is this possible?

You can just use the PREDICATE arg of `read-file-name' for that:

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
;; -*- lexical-binding: t -*-

(defun my-filter-file-by-extension (extension)
  (lambda (file) (let ((file-extension (file-name-extension file)))
              (and (stringp file-extension)
                   (string= file-extension extension)))))

;; Use like this:
(read-file-name
 "File: " "~/" nil t nil
 (my-filter-file-by-extension "txt"))

--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---


Michael.




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