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Re: a little .emacs, like .htaccess, for subdirectories

From: Kevin Rodgers
Subject: Re: a little .emacs, like .htaccess, for subdirectories
Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 10:28:32 -0600

Dan Jacobson wrote:
> Well, Apache has .htaccess files for each directory tree, etc.  Any
> way to get a already running emacs to know that I want certain options
> in effect when I am in this directory, and other options in effect
> when I am in that directory?  Sure there are local file variables, but
> that is only for one file.

Does http://www.lickey.com/env/elisp/dirvars.el do what you want?

> And what about a *compilation* buffer?  I don't think you are going to
> get any local variables in there.
> Currently my .emacs does
> (add-hook 'compilation-mode-hook
>            (function (lambda ()
>               (toggle-read-only 1);else I often edit it because it
>                                   ;looks like my makefile
>               (toggle-truncate-lines); few docs for this
>               (define-key compilation-mode-map "q" 'quit-window))))
> I was hoping to have toggle-truncate-lines be in effect in some
> directories only.  Must I make some big conditional deal right there
> in the hook, having to list which directories I want this on in... or
> can I one day maybe have a "little .emacs", say read by emacs the
> first time it visits a file in a directory, with items only
> applicable to files in that directory... and if I change the little
> emacs, I would tell emacs to re digest it, unless I have autochecking on...

I think the tricky thing is that the *compilation* buffer is a process
buffer that's not visiting a file.  Perhaps the
dirvars-hack-local-variables-hook function could be added to

Kevin Rodgers <address@hidden>

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