Windows 10, Emacs 25.1, Dired+.

I copy file from one folder to another. Here screens:


After copy I get the next result:


As you can see the bottom buffer is not refresh. So I need to go to bottom buffer and press g for refresh.


The question is: Is it possible Emacs/Dired+ to autorefresh buffer after copy file?

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Hm. I don't see that behavior. What I see is that the file that was copied shows up immediately in the Dired listing of the directory where it was copied.

Did you try with emacs -Q and then just loading dired+.el?

If you do need to force reverting for some reason, and you don't want to use g, you can also try periodic auto-reverting.

The Emacs manual, node Reverting tells you:

You can also tell Emacs to revert buffers periodically. To do this for a specific buffer, enable the minor mode Auto-Revert mode by typing M-x auto-revert-mode. This automatically reverts the current buffer every five seconds; you can change the interval through the variable auto-revert-interval.

But again, you should not have the behavior you are seeing. The copied file should show up in the target directory listing.

  • With minimal configuration. Only dired+ it' success autorefresh.
    – Alex
    Oct 12, 2017 at 16:11
  • Dunno what to say. It works for me, in all Emacs releases. And I too am on MS Windows. I start Emacs with emacs -Q, load dired+.el, visit a directory and one of its subdirectories (two windows), and copy (C) a file from the parent directory to the subdirectory. The copied file shows up in the subdir Dired buffer, with mark C in the left column and with the entire line highlighted, to show that it was created by copying.
    – Drew
    Oct 12, 2017 at 16:12
  • FWIW, your screenshots indicate that you also are using Helm, yas, and Async.
    – Drew
    Oct 12, 2017 at 16:12
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    Ah, I see you changed your comment to indicate that it does work OK with just Dired+. So you need to bisect your init file to find out which other code is interfering with the proper behavior. (Perhaps "Async?")
    – Drew
    Oct 12, 2017 at 16:14
  • I found the problem. In my init.el I has (dired-async-mode t). If comment this than problem is gone. But I need to set this variable because I want to asyn copy.
    – Alex
    Oct 12, 2017 at 16:31

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