Emacs 26.1. , Dired+

Here content folder TraderMonitor in Total Commander:

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and here how look same folder (TraderMonitor) in Emacs, dired mode:

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How show hidden/system folders:


and file:



P.S. If I start by emacs -Q I see all this hidden files:

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What is the value of option dired-listing-switches? If you are telling ls not to list dot files ("hidden" files) then they will not be shown by Dired.

Do you have dired-omit-mode turned on? If so, what are the values of options dired-omit-files and dired-omit-extensions?

Even with vanilla Dired, file names with extensions such as .git are matched by the default value of dired-omit-extensions, so they will not show when dired-omit-mode is turned on.

Do you see the same behavior if you start Emacs without your init file: emacs -Q and you use only vanilla Dired? If you start Emacs without your init file and you use Dired+?

Dired is quite configurable, and Dired+ is even more so. Whether to show such files is up to you.

  • dired-listing-switches = -l, dired-omit-mode - Nothing to omit Apr 20, 2019 at 13:55
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    dired-listing-switches should be set to -la in order to show "hidden" files.
    – NickD
    Apr 20, 2019 at 14:25
  • I updated my post Apr 22, 2019 at 16:11
  • @NickD where you find options "-la" ? In help has only this options: "May contain all other options that don’t contradict ‘-l’; may contain even ‘F’, ‘b’, ‘i’ and ‘s’ " Apr 22, 2019 at 16:18
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    dired-listing-switches is the list of switches that dired calls ls with. See the doc string for dired-listing-switches and the man page for ls.
    – NickD
    Apr 22, 2019 at 16:48

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