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Re: Directory name to variable (dired?)

From: Tim Johnson
Subject: Re: Directory name to variable (dired?)
Date: Sun, 7 Oct 2018 15:14:53 -0800
User-agent: Mutt/1.10.0 (2018-05-17)

* Drew Adams <> [181007 15:07]:
> > Is there a function that returns a directory and full path
> > so that it could be assigned to a variable?
> > 
> > Ideally, dired would be a great place to start, as the directory
> > path is at the top of the screen.
> In Dired, `M-0 w' invokes command `dired-copy-filename-as-kill'
> with prefix arg 0, which copies the absolute name of the file
> named on the current line.
> Non-interactively, (dired-copy-filename-as-kill 0) does the
> same thing.
> Then (setq foo (current-kill 0)) sets variable `foo' to a string
> with that absolute file name.
  Thanks Drew. I can use that, and without adding another package.

Tim Johnson

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