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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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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can I use .dir-locals.el to set a default mode for files, and still allow dired?

I have a directory that is all little shell code snippets for being sourced. Tried creating an auto-mode-alist, that does not seem to be effective, so tried creating a .dir-locals.el thusly: ((nil . ...
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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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Edit file with super-user rights

When you have to edit system files, it's an usual situation that you launched Emacs with a normal user before, so the file will be write-protected. What can I do to gain root privileges? I mean ...
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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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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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How to use `recover-session` and `dired-omit-mode` in Emacs 26 and lower?

Using Emacs 26.1, I have enabled dired-omit-mode globally with (add-hook 'dired-mode-hook #'dired-omit-mode). When using recover-session, I don't see any files. How to fix this? Creating a .dir-...
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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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How to redisplay dired buffer after changing listing-switches

This sample code doesn't work: (defun toggle-hidden-in-dired () (interactive) (setq dired-listing-switches (if (equal dired-listing-switches "-l --group-directories-first") "-...
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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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(Evil) “General” leader key (SPC) not working in some modes (dired, *Messages*)

I use Evil, and I'm using the General package to set my custom keybindings. I'm using SPC as a leader key. The trouble is, I find that SPC is not interpreted as my leader key in some modes, namely ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Quicklook in dired-mode using a process/sentinel with external viewer

In dired-mode, I use an external quicklook tool on OSX called qlmanage, which pops open a window displaying a human readable image of the file with mouse scrolling capabilities. If I hit the space ...
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Can flymake or flycheck mark in dired (or in buffer lists) files with errors?

It would be nice if, in addition to flymake/flycheck marking errors in particular files, they could somehow mark files with errors in dired (or maybe just in the open-buffers list). The goal would be ...
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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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How show size in KB in dired mode?

Windows 10 (64 bit), Emacs 25.1, package dired+. In dired mode files size show in bytes. But I want to show in KB.
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Default file extension for `dired-do-rename`

I am wondering how to make renaming files in dired to use the current file extension as the default. For example, imagine I run dired-do-rename on the file foo.bar and then type foo2 and press Enter....
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How to return focus to dired window after killing buffer opened from dired?

Sometimes I use dired to view or edit several files in one folder, one after the other. Dired is open in one window, and I open the files in another window by typing o in dired. When I finish with one ...
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How to make Dired sort on special characters in the beginning of file or folder names?

In Windows File Explorer (FE) I can give a file or folder a name with a special character as the first character, and thereby make them move on top when sorting the files alphabetically. For instance, ...
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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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Search files in folder

Windows 10, Emacs 26.1 dired+ I want in dired mode find files by names, content Approach#1 - use external tools. What tools you can suggest? Approach#2 - use only built-in Emacs function on ...
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Is it possible to show all files in all subfolders in one buffer?

Emacs 26.1, Windows 10, dired+ Suppose I has folder with 2 subfolders. In every folders has files. Is it possible , to show all files in one buffers. Smt like this: P.S. If I use "i" (dired-maybe-...
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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 show hidden and system folder/files?

Emacs 26.1. , Dired+ Here content folder TraderMonitor in Total Commander: and here how look same folder (TraderMonitor) in Emacs, dired mode: How show hidden/system folders: .git .idea and file: ...
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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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Dired reuse buffer on mouse click

I am currently using the diredp-toggle-find-file-reuse-dir feature of Dired+ so that selecting a directory in a dired buffer opens the directory in the current buffer as described here. However, it ...
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How to revert a buffer using the “g” shortcut

I can refresh my dired buffer using M-x revert-buffer and I've seen multiple places that I can do this more easily using g but don't understand how that would be run. Does it mean M-x g or running g &...
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How to automatically enable a mode for only one specfic type of buffer?

I user dired to browse file, and I would like to use hl-line-mode which highlights the currents line, but I only want it to be enabled automatically when using dired
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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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Current path in Dired or Dired+ to clipboard

Say we have a Dired buffer open on some directory. How can I send the directory path to the clipboard? Also, how can I do the same when the Dired cursor is on a specific file, without opening the ...
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How to hide all dired buffers in ibuffer?

I want to hide all Dired buffers as major mode in Ibuffer. But (add-to-list 'ibuffer-never-show-predicates "magit*") ibuffer-never-show-predicates accepts a regexp and a function. How can I hide ...
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How can I run a keyboard macro in selected buffers from Ibuffer or selected files from dired?

If I have to do some variable name refactoring, I use ag and multiple-cursors. But when I have to do some code block removal/addition/moving, I use keyboard macros. But I need to switch to each ...

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