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I'm loading dired+ from a file ( as it has been removed from Melpa ), but it won't load when I try to make it conditional of opening a dired buffer.

;; ---- Dired + --------
;; Loads Dired+ 

(use-package dired+
  :load-path "~/.emacs.d/elpa-offline/dired+"   

  :after dired
  
  :config
  (require 'dired+)
  (print "Dired + package Loaded")
)

Also I tried making it depending of using a binding key but it doesn't load that way either:

;; ---- Dired + --------
;; Loads Dired+ Manually

(use-package dired+
  :load-path "~/.emacs.d/elpa-offline/dired+"   

  :bind ( "C-x d" . dired)
  
  :config
  (require 'dired+)
  (print "Dired + package Loaded")
)

The (print "Dired + package Loaded") is just so I can check if is properly loading on the message buffer.

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  • Is the question only how to do it with use-package? If not, just use dired-load-hook. (Presumably you don't want to reload Dired+ each time you open a Dired buffer or reread a Dired listing.)
    – Drew
    Aug 8, 2021 at 18:40
  • I'm trying to make the Emacs loading time shorter, and Dired+ takes almost two seconds of the six or seven seconds that takes Emacs to be ready for typing. The idea was to avoid loading Dired+ until I open a dired buffer with ("C-x d").
    – Fabman
    Aug 8, 2021 at 20:46
  • I just tried using dired-load-hook but it doesn't make a difference because Emacs seems to load dired when starts.
    – Fabman
    Aug 8, 2021 at 20:47

1 Answer 1

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Use one of the hooks (dired-before-readin-hook or dired-mode-hook) that's used each time Dired is used, but have your hook function do just (require 'dired+), so it does nothing once Dired+ has been loaded.

I would probably put it on dired-before-readin-hook. Use M-x customize-variable and add this hook function:

(defun my-require-dired+ ()
  "Require Dired+."
  (require 'dired+))

(add-hook 'dired-before-readin-hook 'my-require-dired+)
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  • Awesome!. It works perfectly. It even works with tramp when I open a remote folder.
    – Fabman
    Aug 9, 2021 at 11:43

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