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Re: define Info's "dir"?

From: Kevin Rodgers
Subject: Re: define Info's "dir"?
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 09:23:25 -0600
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; SunOS i86pc; en-US; rv: Gecko/20020406 Netscape6/6.2.2 wrote:
> I'm not the original poster, but I'd like to be able to set the default
> directory interactively and change it from time to time.  The motivation
> is that I sometimes work on a project whose (multiple) files all reside,
> or will reside, in a particular directory (or subdirs of it.  As a
> fictional example, suppose I'm working on economics today.  Throughout
> the day I create several files which I want to have in econ/national/,
> econ/state/, econ/local/, and econ/international.  In this case I'd want
> the default directory to be /home/ken/projects/writings/politics/econ/
> but wouldn't want to have to type that in every time I visit a file.
> I'm aware of "M-x cd" but this sets "default-directory" only for that
> buffer.  I'd like a function (defun in emacspeak, yes?) which is global,
> i.e., sets the default-directory no matter which buffer I'm currently
> visiting.  Is there such a nicety?

Why don't you just visit files from a Dired buffer visiting that directory?
C-x d ~/projects/writings/politics/econ

Kevin Rodgers

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