Emacs 26.1, Windows 10. Dired+

Here some folder:

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I want to reverse sort. So I press s

And here result:

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I don't want to sort symbols: dot and 2 dots. I want to sort ONLY file names. Is it possible?

  • Pressing s does not mean to reverse the sort. See the documentation with {C-h k s} in a dired.
    – Marco Wahl
    Feb 10, 2019 at 21:28

1 Answer 1

  1. Set it per buffer: Use C-u s SWITCHES <RET> as documented in Updating the Dired Buffer section of the info manual, take only -l as the swithes, which defaults to -al.

  2. (setq dired-listing-switches "-l") sets it permanently.

  • But I want to see dots to can exit by arrow UP from folder. So I need to show dots, but exclude dots from sort. Is it possible? Feb 11, 2019 at 8:29
  • Do you mean opening the parent dir by "can exit by arrow UP from folder"? If so, type ^.
    – whatacold
    Feb 11, 2019 at 8:38
  • I don't want EVERY time to type "Use C-u s SWITCHES <RET>" -1 to hide dots. Is it possible to do this automatically? Feb 11, 2019 at 9:14
  • I've updated my answer, actually it's also documented in the manual section I posted before:)
    – whatacold
    Feb 11, 2019 at 9:47

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