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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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Keyboard macros or command for quick refiling using dired or similar

I scan all the mail (not email, but good ol' mail) I receive and have these saved as PDF files into a directory, which we think of as an inbox. I would like to find a workflow to quickly refile these ...
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Dired buffer's cursor change of behavior in dired+

I have in the past been using (require 'dired) (require 'dired-x) quite happily. Recently I've been even happier after switching to (require 'dired) (require 'dired-x) (require 'dired+) (require '...
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How run bat, exe files?

Windows 10 (64 bit), Emacs 26.1 Here my init.el (require 'openwith) ;; Settings for package "openwith" (when (require 'openwith nil 'noerror) (setq openwith-associations (list (list (...
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Why “dired-jump” open folder in dired mode with split mode?

windows 10 (64 bit), Emacs 25.1, dired+ I open my init.el. The I press C-x C-j (dired-jump) as result open folder d:/Programs/Emacs/.emacs.d/" in dired mode with split vertically. Why? I need to ...
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Jump to bookmars - how show only last folder?

windows 10, emacs 26.1 In my init.el (diredp-toggle-find-file-reuse-dir 1) As result when I press Enter in helm-mini buffer show only last opened folder. Nice. This exactly what I need. But... ...
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dired+ not open in same buffer

Windows 10 (64 bit), Emacs 26.1, dired+-20170818.1411 I want (in dired mode) to open all folders in ONE buffer when press Enter. So in my init.el (diredp-toggle-find-file-reuse-dir 1) But it not ...
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Russian file names problem on linux-mint

On my system, there are files and folders with russian file names. However, in dired buffers and filename complations they are garbled (as mojitake). The problem is compounded by the fact that even ...
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Advance work with archive (e.g. zip) in Dired+ mode

Windows 10, Emacs 25.1, Dired+ If I want to work with archive (e.g. zip) I use Total Commander. It's has many capabilities to work with many type of archives: zip, 7z, rar, gz, tar and so on. Here ...
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Open files from dired won't work when they contain multi-byte characters, why?

when I launch the application based on the extension types from dired, everything works except that the file name contains some Multi-byte(Japanese) characters. Strangely, it even works when the ...
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Switch between term and shell keeping directory

I am a beginner user of emacs so please answer being aware of this. I use dired to connect to a remote computer and navigate directories. I sometimes want to go to a shell or terminal on the remote ...
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Move point to beginning of file name in WDired

Example: -rw-rw-r-- 1 bs bs 20598 Jul 28 14:55 I-am-a-file.txt ^(cursor here) A magic shortcut key is pressed, then: -rw-rw-r-- 1 bs bs 20598 Jul 28 14:...
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Folder navigation on remote windows machine can't see folders with spaces

I've been trying to navigate folder structures on a remote Windows machine with Cygwin installed, but I can't seem to navigate to folders which contain a space in them. Emacs claims that "File no ...
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Dired: Open files by external application in Linux

I want to open several types of files in Dired by different external applications. For example: .doc files with LibreOffice .pdf files with evince .jpg files with pinta etc... How do i configure ...
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Add dired buffers to evil jump list

I want dired buffers to be included in jump list so I can visit them with Ctrl-i and Ctrl-o. One possible catch is that My Ctrl-x d binding is taken by ido-dired. What I've tried so far (without ...
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Project management in projectile or other, like Sublime Text's projects

Ever since I first started using Emacs (Spacemacs) a few months ago I've been trying to set up a sane multi-project workflow. I got the single project workflow going by having Emacs start up into what ...
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how open xlsx file in excel

(On MacOS, emacsclient in -nw mode ) when point is at a xlsx file in a dired buffer, how can I open the xlsx file with MS-Excel. I have Excel installed in the Mac. and the xlsx file extension is ...
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Updating `dired-directory` after renaming a file

Q:   I have a list of strings: '("apple" "pear" "peach" "nectarine" "watermelon"). How can I replace "peach" with "plum" and maintain the same order of fruits?  [CAVEAT: The list may be very long ...
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Splitting window vertically (rather than horizontally) when searching in Dired

My Emacs Dired window is wider than it is tall. After marking some files (say %m *.cpp) in Dired and running M-x dired-do-find-regexp <REGEXP> (A), I find myself in split-window-below (ex split-...
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Re-map evil-commentary key in dired mode

I am trying to re-map a key in evil-mode/evil-commentary-mode when in dired-mode. I tried to add a hook to dired-mode to disable the minor commentary mode, but it disables it for other major modes as ...
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Emacs Dired `C-x C-j` opens a new frame instead of a new window

I am using Aquamacs 3.3 GNU Emacs 25.1.1 and Dired+. Sometimes the key sequence C-x C-j opens the Dired buffer in a new frame instead of a new tab in the running frame. I want the behaviour that the ...
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Follow symlinked directories in Dired

On a Linux machine I symlink some directories into my home directory like this: /home/mrdarcy: total used in directory 231 available 520120 drwxrwxr-x 3 4k 04-30 18:16 bin drwxr-xr-x 2 4k ...
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Dired / Wdired: How to test whether a filename is relative / absolute

I am creating a dired-mode buffer with: (dired (directory-files-recursively default-directory "")) This gives me absolute paths for each file, which is great. I am still unsure how the default-...
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Subdirs in Dired: display relative paths

I've hacked something together for myself to hide/toggle columns of my choice in Dired and display what's left with a less obtrusive face. As a side effect this makes the width of Dired buffer small ...
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How to make sure I run Dired+

I have downloaded and put the dired+.el file into /Users/ri/.emacs.d/elisp and added the following code to the init file (add-to-list 'load-path "/Users/ri/.emacs.d/elisp") (require 'dired+) When ...
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Is it possible to load Dired+ automatically with use-package?

I'm trying to add dired+ to my init.el with use-package but I can't seem to find the name of dired+ on any of the package repositories ( marmalade, melpa or elpa ). I'd been able to add dired+ after ...
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Printing a list of folders which has been modified today

Is there any way to export a list of folder names which has been modified today using a dired mode or any other package on emacs
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Simple ways to copy/paste files and directories between dired buffers

Is there a simple M-w C-y approach to copy paste files and directories between two dired buffers? I mean marking some items (files and buffer) by m then copying them by M-w (or another shortcut), ...
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How can I set a directory buffer in one window to open files in another window?

The setup I am going for would look something like this: ------------------------------ | | | | | B | | | | | A |----...
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How can I use Regexp to rename files in Dired mode?

I've have some videos (.mp4) with subtitles files (.SRT) that I need to rename. These files have long names so I can only rename them manually. I've tried Python to rename them, but it fails. I've ...
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Rename full path folder in dired mode

Windows 10, Emacs 25.1, Dired+ Suppose I has folder d:\TEMP\test\com\myproject\android\common\ Here: I want in dired mode by one step to rename full path to net\newproject\iphone\data. So as ...
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Show git branch in dired modeline

I would like to see the git branch shown in the dired mode-line at least for the top directory of git projects. Anyone done this or know how to?
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prelude-ivy: How to select and open multiple files

I have installed Ivy (along with Swiper and Counsel) as part of Prelude by doing a (require 'prelude-ivy) in my prelude-modules.el file. It seems to work, but I am not able to figure out how to do ...
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sanityinc-tomorrow-eighties theme fails to show dired mode colors

I have the theme sanityinc-tomorrow-eighties enabled using (load-theme 'sanityinc-tomorrow-eighties t). I love this theme but my dired buffers do not show colors. I have installed and enabled dired+...
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Delete file owned by root in dired mode

I am trying to delete a file that is owned by root from Emacs dired opened as a regular user. I get the following error: (file-error Removing old name Permission denied /opt/file) How can I execute ...
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Dired+ missing from MELPA

I am trying to install dired+ from MELPA but it seems that it no longer is listed. I also checked here: https://melpa.org/ Is this normal?
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Cherry-pick columns to display in Dired or Dired+

I would like to customize the amount of detail displayed in Dired. Basically I would like to cherry-pick the "columns" to display. More precisely, I would like to hide the "owner group" information. ...
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Tramp FTP cant connect. tramp-file-name-handler: Host name must not match method “ftp”

I am trying to connect ftp using tramp I am using C-x C-f /ftp:username@subdomain.hostname.com I get an error message in the mini buffer: tramp-file-name-handler: Host name must not match method "...
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Newbie: Simple setup for dired in sidebar?

Simple question from a new Emacs user: I'd like to have my editing window have a sidebar (or a divided window, or a frame--I'm not sure of the terminology or the options here) that has a dired (or ...
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Mode dependant key binding

I wrote an elisp function which I would like to bind to the key "C" but only in dired-mode; otherwise it should be the capital letter C. However I am not very familiar with elisp and I did not manage ...
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Dired: Insert/Moved to this subir for all subdirs?

windows 10, emacs 25.1, dired+ In dired mode if I want to open subfolder in the same folder as parent folder I press i Here example: OK. It's work fine. But if folder has many subfolder I need to ...
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Adding another column of information to dired (text snippets by Gnome Tracker)

I have a small Emacs Lisp function which calls Gnome Tracker's FTS Search via D-Bus and display results in a dired buffer. [ https://gist.github.com/vishalbelsare/4f78722856a6bca7faf1f73353892025 ] ...
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Open emacs in Dired mode

I would like to open emacs in dired mode . files and folders should be organised in most recent file first order. Moreover I would like to highlight the Org files for easy selection. Is this possible?
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Why does ^#.*#$ not capture recursively inserted files?

While considering some refactoring, I made changes throughout a project. Halfway through the changes, and before saving, I found it doesn't quite work. I exited emacs and restarted. (That's probably ...
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Too many dried buffers opening [duplicate]

When navigating a deep directory structure with 'dired', I end up with many 'tired buffers' inside my 'list-buffers' (C-x C-b) I was just pressing enter to traverse the nested directory tree. I don't ...
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Thumb could not be created for file xxx.png

Windows 10, Emacs 25.1, Dired+ I want to open image file from Emacs. I start Emacs by emacs -Q So in tutorial: To enter Image-Dired, mark the image files you want to look at in the Dired buffer, ...
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How to only show the file/directory column in a Dired buffer

When visiting a directory: In the view that comes up, I want the file/directory names to be in the left-most column. How can I do that?
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Dired+ key binding issues in terminal emacs

Using the Dired+ library, and running Emacs in a terminal, all arrow keys in dired buffers invoke M-O (which is bound to diredp-chown-this-file) instead of correct <left> <right> <up&...
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Open PDF file with DocView without unsetting openwith-associations

I mostly like to open pdf files from dired using an external viewer, but occasionally it would be good to open them in emacs using docview-mode. Is there any way I can do this without unsetting ...
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What is the difference between file mark for delete and marked file and delete?

Windows 10, Emacs 25.1, Dired+ If I want to delete files in Dired mode I have 2 options: Flag files for deletion (by pressing d) and then delete them by pressing x Mark files by m and then delete ...
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How show in Dired+ count of selected files and size?

Windows 10, Emacs 25.1, Dired+ (20170818.1411) In Total commander when I select any files it show count of selected files and total size of selected files. Here example: It's very helpful. But in ...