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Re: define Info's "dir"?
Re: define Info's "dir"?
Thu, 29 Apr 2004 11:35:53 -0400 (EDT)
The solution I was looking for has nothing to do with Info.
When I do "C-x f" to visit a file, I am prompted to enter the name of
the file. In the prompt (in the minibuffer) is the default-directory
already specified for me. This default-directory, however, is the one
for the current buffer. Instead, I would like a command which overrides
the default-directory for the current buffer when I do "C-x f" to visit
To explain the same thing another way.... When I do "M-x cd" I'm
prompted for the default-directory. But this sets this variable for the
current buffer only. I would like to do, say "M-x gcd", and enter the
name of a directory which would set, say, global-default-directory which
would persist for the entire emacs sesssion or until I change it to
something else. Then, no matter what is the current buffer's
default-directory, if I do "C-x f" to visit a file, the prompt will
specify the global-default-directory.
So you see, it has nothing to do with Info.
At 21:03 (UTC+0200) on Wed, 28 Apr 2004 Eli Zaretskii said:
= > Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 08:35:59 -0400 (EDT)
= > From: email@example.com
= > 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.
= Why don't you invoke Info directly on the manual you want to read (see
= the doc string of "C-h i" where it describes what happens if it is
= invoked with a prefix arg)?
= > 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?
= You could craft up something that modifies the value of
= Info-directory-list, but IIRC info.el consults this list only when it
= is first invoked. That is, the contents of the DIR node are computed
= only once in an Emacs session. So changing Info-directory-list after
= that will not help at all.
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