14.9.4 Immediate File Operations in Dired
Some file operations in Dired take place immediately when they are
Copies the file described on the current line. You must supply a
file name to copy to, using the minibuffer.
Visits the file described on the current line. It is just like
typing `C-x C-f' and supplying that file name. If the file on
this line is a subdirectory, `f' actually causes Dired to be
invoked on that subdirectory. Note: Visiting.
Like `f', but uses another window to display the file's buffer.
The Dired buffer remains visible in the first window. This is
like using `C-x 4 C-f' to visit the file. Note: Windows.
Renames the file described on the current line. You must supply a
file name to rename to, using the minibuffer.
Views the file described on this line using `M-x view-file'.
Viewing a file is like visiting it, but is slanted toward moving
around in the file conveniently and does not allow changing the
file. Note: View File. Viewing a file that is a
directory runs Dired on that directory.
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