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Re: define Info's "dir"?


From: gebser
Subject: Re: define Info's "dir"?
Date: Sat, 1 May 2004 23:11:54 -0400 (EDT)

That looks like it'll work.  Thanks.

At 11:42 (UTC+0200) on Sat, 1 May 2004 Kai Grossjohann said:

= 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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