(dired-x)Find File At Point
8.1 Find File At Point
`dired-x' provides a method of visiting or editing a file mentioned in
the buffer you are viewing (e.g., a mail buffer, a news article, a
`README' file, etc.) or to test if that file exists. You can then
modify this in the minibuffer after snatching the file name.
When installed `dired-x' will substitute `dired-x-find-file' for
`find-file' (normally bound to `C-x C-f') and
`dired-x-find-file-other-window' for `find-file-other-window' (normally
bound to `C-x 4 C-f').
In order to use this feature, you will need to set
`dired-x-hands-off-my-keys' to `nil' inside `dired-load-hook' (Note:
Optional Installation File At Point).
`dired-x-find-file' behaves exactly like `find-file' (normally
bound to `C-x C-f') unless a prefix argument is passed to the
function in which case it will use the file name at point as a
guess for the file to visit.
For example, if the buffer you were reading contained the words
Available via anonymous ftp in
then you could move your cursor to the line containing the ftp
address and type `C-u C-x C-f' (the `C-u' is a universal
argument). The minibuffer would read
Find file: /roebling.poly.edu:/pub/lisp/crypt++.el.gz
with the point after the last `/'. If you hit <RET>, emacs will
visit the file at that address. This also works with files on
your own computer.
`dired-x-find-file-other-window' behaves exactly like
`find-file-other-window' (normally bound to `C-x 4 C-f') unless a
prefix argument is used. See `dired-x-find-file' for more
If set to `t', then it means that `dired-x' should _not_ bind
`dired-x-find-file' over `find-file' on keyboard. Similarly, it
should not bind `dired-x-find-file-other-window' over
`find-file-other-window'. If you change this variable after
`dired-x.el' is loaded then do `M-x dired-x-bind-find-file'. The
default value of this variable is `t'; by default, the binding is
not done. See Note: Optional Installation File At Point.
A function, which can be called interactively or in your
`~/.emacs' file, that uses the value of
`dired-x-hands-off-my-keys' to determine if `dired-x-find-file'
should be bound over `find-file' and
`dired-x-find-file-other-window' bound over
`find-file-other-window'. See Note: Optional Installation File At
automatically generated by info2www version 220.127.116.11