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The setup I am going for would look something like this:

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|             |              |
|             |      B       |
|             |              |
|      A      |--------------|
|             |              |
|             |      C       |
|             |              |
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Where "B" would be the directory buffer and "A" is where the file would be opened. "C" could be reserved for a term or something else. There was another question posted that was similar to this one, and someone suggested it could be done using icicles. However I would prefer using Emacs default libraries if possible.

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    There is dired-find-file-other-window which is bound to o in dired buffers. – Tobias Feb 26 '18 at 11:34
  • Thanks @Tobias, this is exactly what I was looking for. Is there a way to control which "other" window it opens? – user18622 Feb 26 '18 at 13:47
  • Here is a display left/right/up/down example that I wrote up a while ago: emacs.stackexchange.com/a/15118/2287 It is possible to display target B or C directly, but I haven't written that up. In another example (somewhere here on stackexchange or on stackoverflow) I combined the four custom display buffer functions into one new function that takes arguments for up/down/left/right, .... – lawlist Feb 26 '18 at 15:02

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