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Re: strange behaviour of "//" in open file names


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: strange behaviour of "//" in open file names
Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2006 23:01:52 +0200

> From: Torsten Bronger <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2006 15:27:35 +0100
> 
> When I open a file with C-x C-f I have to enter its name in the minibuffer.  
> If
> its name contains double slashs "//", everything before them is printed in 
> grey
> (my global standard colour is orange).  Additionally, a C-a doesn't go to the
> first character in the file path but to the most recent double slash (if the
> cursor was behind it).

It's a feature, see the doc string of the command file-name-shadow-mode.

Btw, two slashes in a row always caused Emacs to ignore everything
through the first slash.  The only new feature in Emacs 22 is that now
the displays more or less clearly shows that.  See the node "File
Names" in the Emacs manual, where this is explained.

In any case, thank you for your report.




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