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Re: Isearch in dired

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Isearch in dired
Date: Sun, 09 Nov 2008 10:08:59 -0500
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> However, one possibility is to define a standard "dwim search" key
> binding, and try to use that key binding everywhere we want a command
> that tries to guess where the user wants to search.  Then we can make a
> "dwim search" in Dired mean searching filenames.

That might work indeed.  In the case of dired we could use a heuristic
either based on the start column, or based on "if the string matches
a filename, then treat it as a filename search, and if no filename
matches the string, then search over the whole buffer".


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