Even more dired options13 Jan 2015
I've been posting a lot about
dired lately, and with good cause. A
lot of people say that
org-mode is the killer app of Emacs, but
dired should be in that group as well, especially if you count
tramp as part of
dired. Below, I'll list a few dired options in my
config that deviate from the defaults.
This is the essence of what
dired presents and how it presents it.
A great thing about it is that these are just the
ls switches, so
you can look them up with
(setq dired-listing-switches "-laGh1v --group-directories-first")
l: Is the only mandatory one.
a: Means to list invisible files.
G: Don't show group information. These days, when there are more laptops than people, the group info is rarely useful.
h: Human readable sizes, such as M for mebibytes.
1v: Affects the sorting of digits, hopefully in a positive way.
--group-directories-first: self-explanatory, I like to have the directories on the top, separate from the files.
(setq dired-recursive-copies 'always) (setq dired-recursive-deletes 'always)
These settings make dired skip the confirmation when you copy or delete a directory that contains other directories. What's the worse that could happen, right?
- rm -rf /usr /lib/nvidia-current/xorg/xorg + rm -rf /usr/lib/nvidia-current/xorg/xorg