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Re: define Info's "dir"?


From: Kai Grossjohann
Subject: Re: define Info's "dir"?
Date: Sat, 01 May 2004 11:42:51 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110002 (No Gnus v0.2) Emacs/21.2 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden writes:

> 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?

(setenv "econ" "/home/ken/projects/writings/politics/econ")

Then C-x C-f $econ/foo RET.

You can also always use $x and redefine it depending on your work
context.

Kai



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