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Re: file completion


From: Lute Kamstra
Subject: Re: file completion
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 14:53:18 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

<address@hidden> writes:

[...]

> C-x C-f TAB does not show directory contents:
>
> address@hidden TCS $ ls -l
> total 3496
> -rw-r--r--  1 vose users 219223 Jan 18 11:09 Arnold.pdf
> -rw-r--r--  1 vose users 542076 Jan 18 11:09 Beyer_Meyer-Nieberg.pdf
> -rw-r--r--  1 vose users 179163 Jan 18 11:09 Blass_Mitavskiy.pdf
> -rw-r--r--  1 vose users 257691 Jan 18 11:10 Jaegerskuepper.pdf
> -rw-r--r--  1 vose users 190683 Jan 18 11:10 Jansen.pdf
> -rw-r--r--  1 vose users 169844 Jan 18 11:10 Kumar.pdf
> -rw-r--r--  1 vose users 254236 Jan 18 11:10 Li.pdf
> -rw-r--r--  1 vose users 461736 Jan 18 11:10 Mitavskiy_Rowe.pdf
> -rw-r--r--  1 vose users 269952 Jan 18 11:10 Poli.pdf
> -rw-r--r--  1 vose users 147531 Jan 18 11:10 Rowe_Vose_Wright.pdf
> -rw-r--r--  1 vose users 219319 Jan 18 11:10 Stephens.pdf
> -rw-r--r--  1 vose users 302869 Jan 18 11:10 Toussaint.pdf
> -rw-r--r--  1 vose users 272211 Jan 18 11:10 Whitley_Rowe.pdf
> -rw-r--r--  1 vose users   7814 Feb 14 06:51 invite
> -rw-r--r--  1 vose users   7783 Feb 11 14:49 invite~
>
> Instead, TAB behaves as if the only file in the directory is "invite".
> It is as if some mischevious devil is in emacs which says "no, I won't
> allow files to be visible; only files which I happen to like today (if
> any) will be shown"!

,----[ C-h v completion-ignored-extensions RET ]
| completion-ignored-extensions's value is 
| ("CVS/" ".o" "~" ".bin" ".lbin" ".fasl" ".ufsl" ".a" ".ln" ".blg" ".bbl" 
".elc" ".lof" ".glo" ".idx" ".lot" ".dvi" ".fmt" ".tfm" ".pdf" ".class" ".fas" 
".lib" ".x86f" ".sparcf" ".lo" ".la" ".toc" ".log" ".aux" ".cp" ".fn" ".ky" 
".pg" ".tp" ".vr" ".cps" ".fns" ".kys" ".pgs" ".tps" ".vrs" ".pyc" ".pyo")
| 
| 
| Documentation:
| *Completion ignores filenames ending in any string in this list.
| This variable does not affect lists of possible completions,
| but does affect the commands that actually do completions.
| 
| You can customize this variable.
`----

Lute.




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