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Re: propose: dired-isearch.el --- isearch in Dired

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: propose: dired-isearch.el --- isearch in Dired
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2007 02:23:23 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1.50 (gnu/linux)

>> I have one idea: if the initial point position before search is on the
>> filename, then search filenames only.  If the initial position is on the
>> date, then search dates only, and so on for other ls columns.
> I don't like that; it's too restrictive. I don't want to have to position
> the cursor just to make sure I get the right kind of search. That's far more
> difficult than hitting a key to hide everything but the file names.

I need to search file names without hiding everything else.

> However, if people think it is useful to have field-specific searches
> (beyond just file names), then we could have commands for that. They could
> have other bindings than the standard isearch ones, and they could be added
> to a Dired menu. They could even be accessible from isearch (e.g. C-s
> <some-key>). But plain old isearch should be available in Dired too, with
> its standard bindings.

Plain isearch could be available when called not at the file line, e.g. at
the beginning of the dired buffer.

Juri Linkov

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