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Re: How to alias directories?

From: EScott
Subject: Re: How to alias directories?
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 14:25:54 -0400

What I do in cases like this is to access one file (call it the "old" file)
from each of the directories.  Then when I want to edit an additional file
I first access the "old" file from the same directory.  This has the effect
of setting the directory without needing to do a major typing job.

This is my first posting ever; please excuse any inadvertent errors of

G. Eric Scott
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J Krugman <> wrote on 04/29/2004 01:44:38 PM:

> I'm doing work on files residing in two directories with long,
> non-overlapping pathnames (this is all on Linux).  It is a pain to
> type these long pathnames whenever I need to find a new file in
> one of these two directories (this happens whenever I'm visiting
> a buffer corresponding to a file in one of the two directories,
> and try to find-file a file that lives in the other directory).
> I could make symbolic links with short names (e.g. "A" and "B")
> pointing to these two directories, to simplify the typing, but I
> was wondering if there was a way to do this sort of "directory
> aliasing" directly within Emacs.
> Thanks!
> jill
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