(dired-x)Omitting Files in Dired
3 Omitting Files in Dired
"Omitting" a file means removing it from the directory listing.
Omitting is useful for keeping Dired buffers free of "uninteresting"
files (for instance, auto-save, auxiliary, backup, and revision control
files) so that the user can concentrate on the interesting files. Like
hidden files, omitted files are never seen by Dired. Omitting differs
from hiding in several respects:
* Omitting works on individual files, not on directories; an entire
directory cannot be omitted (though each of its files could be).
* Omitting is wholesale; if omitting is turned on for a Dired
buffer, then all uninteresting files listed in that buffer are
omitted. The user does not omit (or unomit) files one at a time.
* Omitting can be automatic; uninteresting file lines in the buffer
can be removed before the user ever sees them.
* Marked files are never omitted.
(`dired-omit-toggle') Toggle between displaying and omitting
"uninteresting" files. With a prefix argument, just mark the
files, but don't actually omit them.
In order to make Dired Omit work you first need to load `dired-x.el'
inside `dired-load-hook' (Note: Installation) and then set
`dired-omit-files-p' in some way (Note: Omitting Variables).
- Omitting Variables
- Omitting Examples
- Omitting Technical
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