Questions tagged [find-file]

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Open folder in emacs and type name to match file

I have this line in my init.el: (global-set-key (kbd "C-c g") (lambda() (interactive) (find-file "~/Dropbox/myorgfiles"))) So when I type C-c g I get the directory contents of the ...
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Opening an Emacs file to a specific word in the file

In Vim it is trivial to open a file from the command line to a specific word in the document. For e.g. to open the file "Contacts.txt" to "Bob" one would type: vim Contacts.txt +/Bob In Emacs it ...
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How to stop Emacs from interpreting a file name with `@` as an email address

If I try to open a file whose filename is ~/A/b/C@d.yaml, Emacs will interpret that I want to send an email to the address C@d.yaml, and in the minibuffer I have mailto:C@d.yaml. What could I do so ...
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How to show completions in minibuffer instead

Is there a simple way to make it so that the *Completions* buffer that pops up when, say, tab completing on a find-file doesn't create a new buffer but shows the possible completions in the minibuffer?...
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Restore privileged folder access for previously working Emacs.app on Catalina (NOT system upgrade)

This is similar to How to Restore File System Access in macOS Catalina but the problem is different. I did not upgrade my operating system, only the app, and none of the solutions there are valid ...
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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 to pass the result of yank to find-file?

So I wanted to basically copy the current selection, then yanking it into find-file, as when using: C-SPC: set-mark-command M-w: kill-ring-save C-x C-f: find-file C-y: yank While that works great, I ...
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Using the :match attribute for custom matching for a Helm source

I'm trying to create a Helm source which matches the basename of files. I created a source which splits the basename of files in recentf list and puts the path behind it in parens (it uses the (...
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Direct emacs that open file from the pwd from shell buffer

I use shell mode, often. I use the c-xc-f. Most of the time, the start directory for looking for file, correspond to the PWD of the emacs shell buffer. Can i set that it is always the case/or reset it?...
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Wrong default-directory when inside a tmux session

I'm trying to use tmux inside emacs for a long time. I want to use it to attach to remote (long living) session. Attaching to sessions works fine but I have some problems in my daily workflow because ...
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auto-insert mode switch to new file

I managed to insert a template to certain sripts with autocomplete. Example: (auto-insert-mode) (setq auto-insert-query nil) (setq auto-insert-alist '(((ess-mode . "R script") nil "# R ...
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Can I “find-file //hostname/dirname/filename”

GNU Emacs 24.5.1 (i686-pc-mingw32); local host is MS Windows 7; remote machines are all running variants of MS Windows. I would swear I've used this syntax (most recently less than a month ago) but ...
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default directory is not working in Windows [duplicate]

I am trying to set the default directory to D:/ by (setq default-directory "D:/") but when I type c-x c-f, it is showing D:\software\emacs\bin, which is the installation directory.
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find-name-dired: find exited abnormally with code 2

Windows 10, Emacs 25.1 I try to find all el files in emacs folder and all subfolders: M-x find-name-dired /path/to/emacs-25.1 *.el Result is error: find . "(" -iname "*.el" ")" -exec ls -ld {} ";...
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Disable `icomplete` with Emacs `find-file`

I have been experimenting with various completion frameworks in Emacs. I am currently using consult together with icomplete. I like the way things are working for me but I would like to disable ...
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How to open a file in other window in the middle of function run?

I use notmuch to read emails. I've configured notmuch to call offlineimap via pre-new hook. When I press G to refresh my notmuch buffer, I want emacs to open my offlineimap log file in another window ...
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Windows File open SLOW

Windows 10 Emacs 27.1 From C-x C-f File Till seeing the file actually open can take almost a minute! Tried emacs instead of runemacs. Also Menu-file-visit All the same I think there's some Mcafee ...
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C-x C-f, Cannot complete file name for desktop folders

I am new to Emacs. I am trying to access a file in the "Emacs" folder on my desktop. I run the C-x C-f command, then type ~/Desktop/Em. I then hit TAB, but there's no completion. Emacs says [...
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Unable to find files with ssh and environment variables

I have installed exec-path-from-shell as well as included the following in my init.el (when (memq window-system '(mac ns x)) (exec-path-from-shell-initialize)) within my ~/.bash_profile I have ...
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How to delete backward word in find-file using ido?

I was using regular find-file, and have a current setup to delete a word, which was working inside find-file. (defun backward-delete-word (arg) "Delete characters backward until encountering the ...
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Opening files in new frame

I'm using a fairly frame-oriented workflow (or trying to). I've run into something strange. If I write this: (defun find-file-existing (filename) "Edit the existing file FILENAME. Like \\[find-...
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Emacs cannot find virtual drive defined by MS Windows command `subst`

I am using spacemacs (0.200.13@26.1), but this should be applicable to vanilla Emacs too. The version of Emacs I'm experiencing this issue on is "GNU Emacs 26.1 (build 1, x86_64-w64-mingw32) of 2018-...
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Including standard boiler-plate on opening a new latex file [duplicate]

Most of my \LaTeX files have the same boiler plate code, so I would like Emacs to automatically insert this boiler-plate whenever I open a fresh, blank \LaTeX file. In particular, I would like to ...
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can I have swiper and counsel as “add-ons” and not the default binding

I like the powers that counsel/ivy/swiper gives me, specially for C-s and C-x C-f, but since installing it, I've started missing the vanilla emacs C-s and C-x C-f. It would be awesome if I can "call" ...
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Interactive Function to Create a Buffer in a Default Folder with Autocompletion of the File Name with the Predefined Prefix

Could you please tell me how I can write a function which creates and visits a buffer in a particular directory (a default directory name is hard coded, but it would be nice to have an opportunity to ...
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Why do I get a different file content when I'm opening it with different Emacs versions on Windows7

I'm opening the very same file with Emacs-24.5 and with Emacs-23.1. But the latter shows me what seems to be an older version of this file! Might this be a bug of in Emacs-23.1? I updated the ...
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ECB Never ask to make buffer read-only

In my current Emacs configuration, when ECB is active and I find-file in a non-existing directory, I keep getting interrupted to answer the following question in the echo-area: File /tmp/new-foo/bar....

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