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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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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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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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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Does Dired have something like “New Folder with Selection” of macOS Finder?

I want to create new folder then move file that is marked to that folder in emacs dired mode. In macOS Finder, you can use the new folder with selection. Is there a feature like this in emacs or ...
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Warning in WDired when renaming files to change capitalisation

I often use the command C-x C-q in dired (bound to dired-toggle-read-only) to rename files. When I use this to change only capitalisation (eg, Foo.bar to foo.bar) then I use C-c C-c to apply 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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Short key to run a binary in dired-mode

In dired-mode I can type ! to use the selected file as an argument for a command. For instance, if I type ! rm <RET> it will run the command rm filename. What I wanted is a short-key to run the ...
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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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Dired, async copy files

Windows 10, Emacs 25, Dired. I tried to copy a lot of files in dired, and Emacs "freeze" while copying. What is the best package for async copy/move files in Dired?
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Dired. Is it possible to change color of file name when file was changed?

Windows 10, Emacs 25.1 I use Dired+ as file manager. All files names color are yellow. If some file was changed not later than one hour ago then : this file name change it color, e.g blue after one ...
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Dired: use dimmed face for file details (permissions, ownership, etc.)?

I'd like to customize dired so the non-filename details (permissions, ownership, etc.) are slightly dimmed, putting visual emphasis on the filenames themselves. I like having the details present (I ...
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Accidentally visiting a FIFO

I'm in Dired, and one of the files in the current directory is a named pipe (FIFO) prw-r--r--+ 1 ivan staff 0 Feb 6 11:13 some_pipe If I (accidentally) visit it (with dired-visit-file), ...
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Ranger: cleanup doesn't work

I started using ranger and it's awesome, but one thing bothers me: It keeps every visited folder open in a buffer, so it floods my buffer list. There are two options that seem to be made to solve ...
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Dired: manual files sorting for specific directories

I have a directory with many folder. When I open it in dired I see this: bundles ckeditor companies contries failitators induction jquery_update lwt_shared members messages offices ... I often work ...
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Helm - How to change default selection while renaming?

I have a dired buffer with two files foo.py foo_bar.py Now to rename foo.py to bar.py, if i goto foo.py, press R and type bar.py, helm selection will be like this Here helm is selecting the ...
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Dired: How to open file with ace-window while keeping focus on dired buffer?

I have this Elisp code that allows me to use ace-window to open a file in a selected window from Dired: (defun find-file-dired-ace-window () "Use ace window to select a window for opening a ...
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Open recent directories like Ido opens files

When I want to open a recent file, I use ido-find-find (C-x C-f) or ido-switch-buffer (C-x b) and type a few characters and Ido automatically finds the right file among the recent files I have visited....
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dired-quick-sort - sort by name not working

Linux Mint 20.1 Emacs 26.3 In folder temp I have some files. Here is what it looks like (sort by name) in file manager Nemo Sort by name: how.build.txt is first. Nice. Now same folder in dired mode ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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opening org link in dired

[[D:/dev::line][code]] stores the link to my code directory. How can i used dired to open it in emacs. Currently with this code explorer opens the directory. I'm using Windows 7.
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org-attach from a Dired buffer

I want to be able to attach files to a sub-tree from a Dired buffer. The org-mode manual gives instructions on how to do this in the link below: https://orgmode.org/manual/Attachments.html At the ...
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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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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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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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How copy file from Windows to smartphone (Symbian) in dired mode?

Windows 10, Emacs 25.1, Dired+. When I connect (via microUSB) my smartphone (Nokia) to my computer, the Windows 10 success detect new device. And as result I can success copy/move file from Windows ...
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Dired+: Copy to nonexistent directory

Windows 10, Emacs 25.1, Dired+ I try to copy a file from test folder to nonexistent folder new: But I get this error: Is it possible to make Emacs autocreate folder new and copy the file to it? It ...
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Is there any way to abbreviate dired-header?

/home/farhad/phpPlay: controllers index.php /home/farhad/phpPlay/controllers: index.php In a dired-mode buffer like above I want to replace /home/farhad/ with ~. Is it possible?
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emacs dired ignores LC_COLLATE=C when using sudo?

My emacs dired changes sort order from ASCII to case-insensitive whenever I view a directory listing under sudo::. Checking getenv on LC_COLLATE shows that emacs still thinks the value is 'C'; and ls -...
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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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When starting dired, go to the existing dired window

I'm getting better and better at using emacs but one thing is annoying when using dired. When I run dired, it opens a new one, which is obviously the intended behaviour. Would it be possible to write ...
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How to make dired-do-async-shell-command wait for all sub processes to finish

I'm trying to run the bash script, ~/bin/xlda, ... #!/bin/sh # ~/bin/xlda old_filename="$1" new_filename=`echo $old_filename | sed 's/\(.*\.\)flac/\1m4a/'` ~/bin/xld -f alac -o "$new_filename" "$...
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Plus symbols near some directory names in dired?

I've noticed in recent versions of emacs that some directoies in a dired listing have + "plus" symbols near them (see image). Would someone be so kind as to explain the meaning? I have not ...
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Pseudo-terminal will not be allocated because stdin is not a terminal. ssh_askpass: exec(/usr/libexec/openssh/ssh-askpass): No such file or directory

CentOS 7, Emacs 27.1 Here content of file myFile.sh: ssh myuser@10.111.11.111 So when in vterm mode I use this: ./myFile.sh then I success connect to the remote machine (ip = 10.111.11.111) by ...
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Not work C-t (tab-new) in the dired mode

Linux Mint 20, Emacs 27.2 Here my keybinding ;; You can run the command ‘tab-new’ with C-x t 2 (global-set-key (kbd "C-t") 'tab-new) (global-set-key (kbd "C-<tab>") 'tab-next)...
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Doom emacs dired +ranger not obeying evil-mode

I am using doom emacs and in my init file I have (dired +ranger) The problem is when I open dired, I cannot press tab to select for example. I have first to toggle off evil-mode. If I do, I lose all ...
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How to use Dired in multiple directories when open a project?

I'm using spacemacs on macOS. When I open a project with Dired, the first time it can list a target directory. But if I change the dired directory by using C-x d again, whenever I switch to an another ...
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Why in sizes of files not show in human-readable format?

Linux Mint 20 Emacs 26.3 I install packaged dired-k And set this param in my init.el '(dired-k-human-readable t) But it not work in dired mode. Here example As you can see size of files not show ...
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Can't auto set “Group directories” (dired-quick-sort) when start Emacs

Linux Mint 20.1 Emacs 26.3 Install package: (require 'dired-quick-sort) (dired-quick-sort-setup) https://github.com/emacsmirror/dired-quick-sort And I want to show first directories in dired mode. To ...
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dired and some keyboard shortcuts don't work on Emacs on MacTerm's vt220 emulator

I use MacTerm 4.0 on OS X 10.7.5 and I use the vt220 option base emulator. When I open emacs -nw on it, when I press C-x C-c (to quit Emacs) it says C-x C-g is undefined When I type C-x C-s (to save ...
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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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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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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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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. ...