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find-file and completion buffer

From: Roland Winkler
Subject: find-file and completion buffer
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2001 16:40:06 +0100

In GNU Emacs 20.4.1 (i686-pc-linux-gnu, X toolkit)
 of Fri Oct 29 1999 on tfkp02
configured using `configure  --prefix=/nfs/common --libexecdir=/nfs/common/lib 
--bindir=/nfs/common/lib/emacs/bin/i686-Linux --with-gcc --with-pop --with-x 

When I want to open a file using find-file and I need to find the
directory I type TAB in the minibuffer which will open a buffer with
possible completions. In this completion buffer I might see the
directory listed where my file is. The completion buffer says

Click mouse-2 on a completion to select it.

But if I use mouse-2 to select the directory where I will find my
file, find-file opens a dired buffer of this directory. Wouldn't it
be much nicer if find-file recognized that the directory I've
selected is just part of what I want?

(I like long directory names which explain what is in them. But
typing these long names each and every time can be painful.)


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