More often than not, when I open a dired buffer, I press

  • ( to run dired-hide-details-mode

  • s to rundired-sort-toggle-or-edit

What's a good way to have these done automatically every time I open a dired buffer?

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    Use dired-mode-hook. Hooks are the standard way to perform mode-specific customizations. – Dan Oct 18 '16 at 16:53
  • Thanks @Dan! I've added an answer based on your suggestion. – dharmatech Oct 18 '16 at 17:02

Thanks to Dan's comment on the original question.

This seems to work:

(add-hook 'dired-mode-hook
      (lambda ()
  • It should work, but hook with (dired-sort-toggle-or-edit) dosent work. I always have to sort it manually, any ideas how to fix it ? – slk500 Jun 14 '20 at 12:07

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