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Re: finding files not visited

From: suvayu ali
Subject: Re: finding files not visited
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2011 17:27:07 +0200

Hi Andrea,

On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 1:10 PM, Andrea Crotti
<> wrote:
> I'm working on a code-base (python) which is very nested, in a Java-like
> style, and there are really thousands of files.
> I would like to access easily to files even if they are not visited yet.
> My idea is that if I am on path X on disk pressing C-x C-f would show me
> first the current files, then writing something which is not found could
> look for (with find for example) in the subdirectories to find the file
> that I wanted.
> Is it possible to achieve something like this?

Try ido-mode for files. But a word of caution, if any of the
directories have too many (~100s) files or sub-directories and are
remote (as in you are remote editing with tramp) emacs might become
extremely slow trying to find completions.

> Thanks,
> Andrea



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