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I was just wondering if anyone has noticed the following behaviour after doing C-x C-d.

I use C-x C-d to navigate to a directories and subdirectories with pdfs. Then I try to mark a pdf file with M-x dired-mark, but I get the following message No subdir-alist in *Directory*. Does anyone know what is going on here? Why do I get this message? What am I doing wrong?

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C-xC-d doesn't run dired but list-directory. To invoke dired, use C-xd.

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    Oh crap. How I didn't see that. BTW any suggestions when renaming files using regex to replace spaces and hyphens with underscores. Is this regex valid 's/ /_/g' * when replacing spaces? Thanks! – Jane Dane Nov 5 '18 at 20:04
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    Please considering posting your comment question as a question, if you want an answer. Thx. – Drew Nov 5 '18 at 20:23

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