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Dired is a major mode that allows users to edit files and directories on a file system. It is essentially a file browser, with a wide range of features and an appearance similar to the `ls` command.

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How to sort in Dired by size and extension and have directories listed first and full date/time details

I'm using the excelent dired-fixups.el by Dino Chiesa for sorting in Dired by size and extension (see here). The only gotcha is that I'd like to combine it with a fuller date/time description. Also, ...
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How to Set Visit File Keystroke to Ask Root Password If Needed in Dired Mode

Trying here to accelerate root file editing via dired mode. That way thought in somehow adjust visit file keystroke f, as default, to either ask for root password or to enter it as root automatically....
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Using `dired-do-compress-to` with `tramp`

Within a eamcs -q session and in a tramp dired buffer and call dired-do-compress-to on a file, I got this eror zip I/O error: No such file or directory zip error: Could not create output file (/ssh:...
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find files containing “Emacs”

I employed find within the current directory to find files containing "emacs" $ find . -type f -iname "*emacs*" | nl | tail -3 34 ./sources/tech/20190916 The Emacs Series Exploring ts.el.md ...
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After Filename Option Shell Command on Given File

How can be executed an shell command on given file with options AFTER the filename? Trying here to run convert ScramTree.pdf ScramTreeImg.png via ! on dired mode, but command runs minibuffer input ...
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How to tweak dired-create-empty-file to facilitate the easy creation of files

I currently have bound the command dired-create-empty-file to f7. Emacs then prompts me for a file name. When I press f7 I would like Emacs to automatically create an ORG file and automatically ...
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How to rename a file with dired with the current file name as default?

In the macOS Finder, I can rename a file or directory by pressing RET and the current value becomes the default for the new file name. This helps if I make a small change, such as adding a date at the ...
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Dired; Is it possible, to show video duration as column in dired view?

i want to let dired show the duration of multimedia files as a column inside the dired buffer detail view. Is it possible? Any third-party extensions for dired? Currently i use exiftool -T -...
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is any way to show empty paths in Dired like com/domain/example/database as single item?

for example, Java/Scala sources have a convention that packages like com.domain.example.database should be represented as com/domain/example/database folder structure (and all dirs are empty except ...
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How to set the default of `truncate-lines` for dired buffers to `truncate`?

How can I set the default of truncate-lines for dired buffers to truncate? I.e. when I open a new dired buffer it should show the directory truncated and not wrapped into the next line.
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Can Dired query replace use regular expression to rename a group of files?

So I have long list of files that I'm trying to use regex to rename but, it looks like it does not take standard regular expressions. I’m sure I’m just doing this incorrectly. After entering dired ...
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How to navigate in a Dired buffer?

window 10, Emacs 26.1, Dired+ Suppose I open in Dired+ mode some folder: d:/TEMP/test_folder/folder2/ I need next: When press button "End" then go to the last file in the folder. Like this: When ...
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Why am I getting `max-specpdl-size` error on one markdown file when opening via projectile but not dired?

I am getting a max-specdl-size error on only one .markdown file. I have increased the size via (setq max-specpdl-size 50000) to test, and I still get the error. This does not happen on any other ....
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Can Dired (or Dired+) detect symlinks in Windows?

Can Dired(+) be made to show symlinks in Windows? A picture is worth a thousand words:
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How to remove subdirectories inserted into the dired buffer with i?

Pressing i on a subdirectory in the dired mode inserts that directory in the buffer. How can I remove it from the buffer?
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Dired-narrow view disappears after using dired-toggle-read-only

I use the package dired-narrow (which I have bound to C-x /) together with dired-toggle-read-only (C-x C-q). However, if I press C-c C-c to commit my changes after using dired-toggle-read-only this ...
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Dired move file with quotation

When I do dired-do-copy on a file with a quotation for example "test"f.txt, I get the following error when copying/moving file with quotation symbols Copy ‘/home/user/Music/"test"f.txt’ to ‘/media/...
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Error in post-command-hook (ido-exhibit): (invalid-regexp “Trailing backslash”)

Windows 10, Emacs 26.1, Ido, Dired Suppose I'm in in Dired mode. I'm in folder d:/TEMP/test_cases/ And I want to jump to folder e:\BACKUP\mobile\my_backup\ The path is in kill-ring. So here steps: ...
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Count the total no. of lines for a set of marked files in dired

I would like to be able to return the total no. of lines for a set of marked files in dired. i.e. if I marked 3 text files: file 1 contains 100 lines file 2 contains 50 lines file 3 contains 60 ...
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How to drill back up a folder in Dired?

In Dired, I'm able to drill down folders with the key i, but how can I unfold a folder that was once opened, that is, go to its parent folder?
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Can image-dired track renamed files?

I would like to view images using image-dired, then rename them. What I do at the moment: Open image-dired with my directory of choice. Mark an image that I want to rename. In the corresponding dired+...
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Why can't I list the contents of Desktop on macos using dired?

When I do C-x C-f on ~/Desktop/ in macos Catalina, I get the following error. Listing directory failed but 'access-file' worked I can list the directory for just ~. I'm new to Emacs and know little ...
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Sorting org files in Emacs Dired on the basis of the org time stamp in the file itself

Is there a way of sorting org files (.org) in Emacs Dired on the basis of the org time stamp in the file itself. With every org file I create, I insert an org time stamp near the top of the file. This ...
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Is it possible to have multiple *Find* buffers in emacs?

If I execute a M-x find-name-dired command the output is a *Find* buffer containing the results. However if I perform a subsequent find-name-dired the contents of the *Find* buffer are overwritten ...
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Why dired buffer is gone after open file?

dired+ emacs 26.1 suppose I open folder d:/temp/test_this in dired mode and here list of buffers (C-x C-b) OK. As you can see the buffer test_this is in the buffer's list. Nice. Now I open file 3....
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Why dired+ not save sort mode?

windows 10, Emacs 26.1, Dired+ Suppose I has 3 files and sort it by name in dired mode. Smt like this: OK. Now I sort it by date, press s Here result: OK. Now I edit file 3.txt and after save ...
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Why in diredp-dired-recent-files show folder in title?

Emacs 26.1 Dired+ I'm in folder d:/temp/test and use command "diredp-dired-recent-files" here steps: And here result: As you can see the frame's title is correct: Recently visited files Nice. ...
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Using find-name-dired on ms-windows in spacmacs not linking to full filename when using C-c l for org-store-link

How to get link to file when using find-name-dired on MS-Windows? I am using MS-Windows and spacemacs. I am use org mode files to manage information. I also have a directories with many reference ...
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In Dired, how can I color the names of files younger than 1 hour?

windows 10, Emacs 26.1 , Dired+ I install dired+ from here https://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/DiredPlus Here example of some dir in the dired+ mode Is it possible to change color of file names that ...
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How to format shell commands run from Dired?

I want to execute a formatted shell command on a file from within Dired. I am aware that I can use dired-do-shell-command to run a shell command on a selected file file by entering ! <command> ...
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C-x C-q wants to quit Emacs

I want to use C-x C-q to make the Dired buffer editable, however, this key combination seems to be bound to quitting Emacs for some reason. I did not bind this key combination somewhere in my config. ...
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Using dired via tramp on a remote machine

Maybe I am missing something rather simple but I completely fail to use dired on a remote machine. I can connect via ssh directly without emacs and I can edited a file using Tramp on the remote ...
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Why in dired+ mode some text is strikethrough?

Windows 10, Emacs 26.1, Dired+ (download from here https://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/download/dired%2b.el) Open some directory: Here result: Why some text is strikethrough?
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Can't mark specific folder in all subfolders in dired mode

Emacs 26.1 Windows 10, Dired Show content of folder "myproject". All files and subfolders. M-x dired-maybe-insert-subdir (C-u i) -R and here result Nice. Now I want to mark only folder build %m ^...
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How delete folder named “build” in all subfolders?

Emacs 26.1, Dired+, Windows 10 Suppose I has the next dir tree: myproject myproject\app\ myproject\app\build myproject\app\src myproject\lib\build myproject\lib\src myproject\lib2\build myproject\...
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image-dired: Change thickness of cursor

On a hires screen I find it really hard to see on which image the cursor currently is, because the rectangle around the image is very thin. Is it possible to increase the line width of that rectangle? ...
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set `all-the-icons-dired` to use consistent directory icon?

I installed all-the-icons-dired package from melpa, however, it does not use consistent icons for directories. Some directories have their own special icon. Example, these are two directories: The ....
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dired-do-copy in tramp does not go to local when `\ C-j` is pressed. File path stays in the same directory

I am using dired-do-copy to copy a file from remote using tramp to local. When Copy file to path is promted. I used / C-j to go to local path but the path stays in the same directory , does not go to ...
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How can I set color for listing executable files in Dired Mode?

Trying here to set color for executable files, as it is for ls command! How can I do that? I've already managed to set color for certains file extensions, using Diredful package, but couldn't do it ...
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Why so strange sort in dired mode?

windows 10, emacs 26.1, dired+ here myfolder in dired mode sort by name (by default): Now I want to sort by date (inverse mode). I press s and here result: why file new.txt is above two dots? The ...
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Copy all dirs exclude all subdirs with name “build”

emacs 26.1 dired+ I have dir my_dir. This dir contains 10 subdirs. In every of those dirs there are 2 subdirs: src build I need to copy in DIRED MODE all dirs and files from my_dir to my_dir2 and ...
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How can I open dired with reversed sorting of name, and with the cursor on the first line?

I use the following initial code to open one om my frequently used folders: (global-set-key (kbd "C-6") (lambda() (interactive) (find-file (format "C:/Users/%s/notes" user-login-name) ))) ...
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How can I start dired in omit mode?

I use the following code for including dired omit mode: (require 'dired-x) (setq dired-omit-files "^\\...+$") (add-hook 'dired-mode-hook (lambda () (dired-omit-mode 1))) ;(dired-omit-mode 1) When I ...
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Compare files in dired mode: Cannot operate on ‘.’ or ‘..’

windows 10 (64 bit) Emacs 26.1, Dired+ I need tool that can compare files by content with highlight different symbols. Example: As you can see I mark two files. Is it possible to compare this ...
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Remove the auto-generated marks from dired buffer

Upon invoking dired with C-x d, it display Five of the files have already been marked automatically , Consult with the manual of operation on files Strik U and * u to remove the mark but failed. ...
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What tool can I use to compare files by content in dired mode? [closed]

windows 10 (64 bit) Emacs 26.1, Dired+ I need tool that can compare files by content with highlight different symbols. Example: As you can see I mark two files. Is it possible to compare this ...
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Enable follow-mode in dired

Upon working on org agenda, it's super convenient to employ (org-agenda-follow-mode) The Org Manual: Agenda Commands It display the original contents on other window instantly while scrolling ...
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How to have list of program on `dired-do-shell-command` with Emacs server started by systemd

I'm using Emacs as a server started by the systemd user unit. And on any dired buffer when i try to do dired-do-shell-command or dired-do-async-shell-command I cannot autocomplete any program and ...
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Chown with dired over Tramp, from Windows machine

I launch dired over Tramp (from Win machine to Linux server): C-x d /plink:user@server|su:root@server:/path-to-folder-controlled-by-root/ Then I type "O" to chown a folder, but I get chown not ...
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Show powerline git information in dired

Powerline shows git branch information for a buffer that are under version control vc-mode. Only when vc-mode is set for a buffer the Git branch information is displayed. When inside dired there is no ...

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