Questions tagged [dired]

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 change directory only in one window

Emacs 26.1, Dired+ Open some folder in dired mode. Split buffer by M-4 (split-window-vertically) Now I want to open src folder but only in TOP WINDOW. The bottom window must not be change. I press ...
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Open file from dired in the same window — using the mouse

How do you configure emacs to open a file in the current window -- using the mouse -- when it is selected from a dired buffer? That is, when I open a directory and then select a file with the mouse ...
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How supress Dired confirmation of large file for specific extensions?

I started to use Dired. The movie files will be opened by another external application (VLC) with the help of the package openwidth. So I would like to supress the confirmation File foobar.avi is too ...
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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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How to define a custom function that runs a command twice?

In dired mode, 'm trying to make a function that runs dired-next-line twice and then bind to SPC so that I navigate files faster in dired mode. I tried to add this in my dired.el file but it didn't ...
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Force opening file in new buffer

Is there a way in emacs to open a file (or a dired directory) in a new buffer, even if there's a buffer with the same file (or directory)? find-file and find-alternate-file always return the open ...
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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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Tree-based directory browser?

I love dired, but sometimes (particularly when filming screencasts) I want to see the tree-structure of a directory and its children, a la the tree(1) command. Is there a tree-oriented directory ...
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Open 4 or any number of files in rectangles (dired open all in splits)

When you have a dired buffer open and it's listing 4 files in a directory, is there a way to 'open all' the files, and be able to see all the files as 4 split windows in emacs.
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Dired+. Autorefresh after copy files

Windows 10, Emacs 25.1, Dired+. I copy file from one folder to another. Here screens: After copy I get the next result: As you can see the bottom buffer is not refresh. So I need to go to bottom ...
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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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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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Can I read a macOS Extended Journaled Encrypted USB flash using Emacs 27 Dired?

Is there a way to browse a flash USB drive formatted in Mac OS Extended (Journaled, Encrypted) using Emacs 27 Dired? After I Enter a password to unlock the disk “XYZ”. I can browse the folders and the ...
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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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.dir-locals for specific directory but not its children

How to set a directory local variable for a directory itself non-recursively? I don't want the variable set in .dir-locals.el affect the sub-directories. Edited: My use case is: I'd like to hide dot ...
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Dired+. Is it possible to change color of recent created/edit files/folders?

Windows 10, Emacs 25.1, Dired+ I use file manager Total Commander. And I set them to show different color (blue) for recent(e.g 1 hour) created/edited files/folder. It's very comfortably. Here ...
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is there a shortcut to re-type the original filename and then edit it, when at the dired copy (C) minibuffer prompt

While in a dired buffer, after pressing C to copy a file, often the new filename you want is actually a variation of the original file name. Is there a easy way to get original file name in to the ...
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Prevent dired recenter buffer when reverting buffer

When a directory contains many files, more than the visible lines of the window, use end-of-buffer to go to end of buffer, then press g to revert-buffer, one can see the last line is recentered to the ...
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How to disable IDO in ‘dired-create-directory’

I have this setup: (setq ido-everywhere t) (ido-mode 1) Well, of course there is more, but I believe that this is relevant portion. Some time ago I wanted to have IDO for dired-do-copy and dired-do-...
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Switch from Dired to Wdired rename file and directory errors when using “-F” or “--classify” ls switch regex help

If you set -F or --classify in the dired-actual-switches then it places a / at the end of directory names and * at the end of executables. When you finish renaming the files, these characters are ...
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Async Rsync Dired error on tramp file not found

I am trying to copy files from one directory on a remote computer to another directory on the same remote computer. Using Dired I can open up the two directories, mark the files I want to copy and ...
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How to quickly copy/move file in Emacs Dired?

In Dired mode, I can m mark files and R to move them to a destination. Some times the destination path is too long. With the destination open in a split window, is there a way to move files quicker? ...
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How to use a classical development setup (file explorer + code + terminal) in Emacs

I like using the following setup for development: +--------+---------------------------------+ | . | | | | Python or JS | | Dired+ | ...
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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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Get filename from dired using elisp

Using elisp, I call this function (dired "~"), for example, to get to my Home directory in dired mode. When I press RET on one of the files, I want to capture the file path and store it in a variable ...
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how to open a network folder in dired?

Unfortunately, I'm stuck on Windows. I have a network folder under this PC. Is there a way to navigate into it with dired without mounting it as another drive?
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dired by name - change directory and create new file

I want to open a new file in a different directory than the current one. Pressing C-x C-f -> I could enter a file name. But I don't. Pressing RET The directory listing (mode (dired by name)) comes ...
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How can I make dired display .tbz2 files

When using dired and I see a .tar.xz file I can visit this file in other window (<mouse-1>) and the file is a browsable tar archive. How do I get .tbz2 files to behave in the same way? I am ...
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Open a wildcard-link directly rather than through dired

In Org mode, when I open a link (C-c C-o) to a file such as file:something.pdf, the file is opened with my system PDF viewer. However, if the link contains a wildcard, such as file:3_o*.pdf, Emacs ...
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Emacs on Windows. Dired - no sorting. Unrecognized symbols

Set up Doom Emacs on windows. Works fine but in Dired i have unrecognized symbols and also in org-capture. Sorting in dired does not work either. Any ideas? Latest Emacs.
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Which `ls` program is used when running dired over tramp?

How does dired determine which ls program to use when running over tramp? I couldn't find it anywhere in the document. If it is insert-directory-program, what would it do if the path doesn't exist on ...
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Manage freedesktop trashcan with dired mode

Trashed files are stored in the FreeDesktop standard location: ~/.local/share/Trash/files. How do I restore or permanently delete files in that folder using dired?
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How to make directed-subtree-cycle ignore the specified file?

I'm using dired harks https://github.com/Fuco1/dired-hacks. I've used directed omit to ignore files. But when I use dired-subtree, dired-subtree-cycle expansion can't ignore omit files in real time. ...
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How to duplicate a file in Dired?

Let's say I have the following file shown in Windows File Explorer: If I enter C-c C-v to copy and paste the file, the file is duplicated and automatically given a name: We can repeat this to get ...
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How to revert Dired drag and drop for dirs to old behavior?

When I drag and drop a directory to Dired in Emacs 26.3, it copies the directory (and its contents) to the directory that Emacs is showing. This is like the behavior in MS Windows explorer. I don't ...
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How to delete symlinks in Dired?

Attempting to delete a symlink in Dired gave me an unexpected result: the target got deleted. I have lots of Lisp code, and that may be a bug in some Lisp code that is not currently part of Emacs. ...
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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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The C-x C-j binding for dired-jump stopped working

I used to have a keyboard shortcut for the following action: "Open the folder containing this file in Dired+, and place point (cursor) on the file" I believe it was C-x C-j, and I don't recall ...
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How to open image files with an external application in Dired?

Linux Mint 19, Emacs 26.1 I has different app to show image.Like Drawing, Image Viewer, XnView. And from Nemo file manager I success open any images by this app. Nice. But I want to open image in ...
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dired: copy a symlink'd file

dired-do-copy copies a symlink as a symlink. Sometimes I want to copy the actual file of a symlink, not make a copy of the symlink. Is there already a way to do that? I can write some elisp code but ...
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How to disable “/” 's default behavior on the F interactive mode?

I use interactive mode with Ivy and Dired for interactively creating new files, like so: (evil-local-set-key 'normal (kbd "t") (lambda (file) (...
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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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Prevent dired-find-alternate-file from killing emacsclient

When visiting a folder with emacsclient, for example through emacsclient ., using dired, opening a folder using a will cause emacsclient to terminate. I believe this is because a, bound to dired-find-...
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How to view .docx file from Dired with Cygwin Emacs?

Existing approaches suggest pandoc+markdown or unoconv+Libreoffice and both results are circuitous. Is there a way to get something close to how PDF pages are rendered with pdf-tools? I have tried ...
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Dired doesn't open non-text files with external applications in a Tramp directory listing

In Dired I'm in a Tramp directory opened with /sftp:... (so using the gvfs backend). If I use & to open a non-text file with a local external application (ex. evince for PDF) it doesn't do ...
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Non regex variant of dired-do-find-regexp-and-replace

Dired has the interactive function dired-do-find-regexp-and-replace which can be match based on the regexp you have passed and perform the replace. But I'm looking for non regex variant of dired-do-...
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Quickly jump to favorite folders

What I actually want I have deep folder structures, and often use a dozen folders pretty far down the directory tree. In Nautilus, I use bookmarks to get to them quickly. I want the same thing in ...
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How do I dired delete in helm?

I just installed Helm and it looks really cool. However, I don't understand how to use dired anymore. I'd usually C-x d to see my directory, then I could do operations like add or delete files. Now ...
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Dired+. Mouse click - open folder in the same window

When I open a folder by pressing "Enter" it will open in the same window: This behavior is OK and basically what I expect. But when I try to open a folder by clicking with the left mouse button the ...
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Would Emacs Manages Files and Writes in HDD in Someway That Would Cause Malfunction in it?

Noticed here that var partition is constantly returning error in boot process, compelling me to do a fsck frequentily. Once it has been used to do high-level using, in dired, org, tramp, Bookmarks+ ...

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