I'm using Dired+. In folder1 I have 200 files. 30 files start with 15_02_xxx, 46 files start with 16_02_xxx and the rest have other names.

I want to copy from folder folder1 to folder2 only files whose names start with 15_02_xxx or 16_02_xxx. So the total number of marked files must be 76. So how in Dired mode I can select only the desire files?

Emacs 26.1, Windows 10, Dired+

1 Answer 1


Type % m ^1[5-6]_02_ RET

% m runs the command dired-mark-files-regexp, the regular expression matches anything that starts with either 15_02_ or 16_02_.


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.