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RE: Looking for interactive `locate-file'

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: Looking for interactive `locate-file'
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2007 06:29:11 -0800

> I would like to be able to interactive find a file inside a list of
> paths, interactively, and in a way that supports some basic pattern
> matching. (For reference, the reason I want this is that Eclipse has
> it, and I find it quite useful.) Currently, I have a first
> approximation [1], but, it sucks. All it does is ask for a (possibly
> non-existent) filename, then look for that in a default list of paths.
> I want to set up a list of directories pertaining to a particular
> project. Then when I M-x find-resource, I want it to ask for the
> filename and look in those paths for it -- interactively, listing all
> matches as I type. So if I were to type "type*.jsp", a results buffer
> would list all the files matching that pattern.
> Has anyone written something like what I'm looking for, before?

Yes. http://www.emacswiki.org/cgi-bin/wiki/LocateFilesAnywhere

P.S. address@hidden is probably the right list for this.

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