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Re: Creating New Files Using Ido

From: Teemu Likonen
Subject: Re: Creating New Files Using Ido
Date: Sun, 05 Feb 2017 09:06:50 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.2 (gnu/linux)

Robert Thorpe [2017-02-04 22:49:00Z] wrote:

> Often, I want to create a new file that has a similar filename to an
> existing file. This is due to a naming convention used where I work.

> I usually have Ido enabled. I can't figure out how to do this without
> disabling it. The problem is that it always completes to the name of
> the existing file. Is there a way to do this with Ido on?

You probably create new files with C-x C-f or C-x C-w and get the Ido
prompt. If you then press C-f you'll switch to normal Emacs prompt which
I think is often better than Ido when creating new files or directories.

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