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I'm having problems getting dired to list directory contents correctly after I install dired+. To demonstrate, below is an example of how dired lists directory contents before installing dired+:

Before installing dired

This is what I expect. Furthermore, I've updated my .emacs file to use the following listing switches:

(setq dired-listing-switches "-alh")

Now, after I install dired+, my dired-listing-switches are not respected anymore. Below is an image that shows how dired lists directory contents after I install dired+

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I have added the following to my .emacs file

(require 'dired+)
(setq dired-listing-switches "-alh")

I should mention that I'm using GNU Emacs 26.0.50.2 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 3.18.9) of 2016-10-22.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance!

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@Chakravarthy provided most of the answer.

  1. ( is a keyboard shortcut for using menu Dir > Hide/Show > Hide/Show Details.

  2. Dired+ does not impose this default behavior of hiding details. You can customize the initial behavior (details hidden or not). These options control the behavior of hiding and showing details (C-h v for each option tells you this):

    diredp-hide-details-initially-flag is a variable defined in dired+.el. Its value is t

    Documentation: Non-nil means hide details in Dired from the outset.

    diredp-hide-details-propagate-flag is a variable defined in dired+.el. Its value is t

    Documentation: Non-nil means display the next Dired buffer the same way as the last. The last dired-hide-details-mode value set is used by the next Dired buffer created.

  • Thanks! Adding (setq diredp-hide-details-initially-flag nil) (setq diredp-hide-details-propagate-flag nil) to my .emacs file gives me exactly what I want! – Peter W. V. Tran-Jørgensen Oct 22 '16 at 18:05
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That's how dired+ looks by default. To get it to view more details (like vanilla dired-mode), select Dir (in menu) -> Hide/Show -> Hide/Show Details()

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