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TechRepublic: Manage Linux Files and Directories with Dired and Emacs

Jun 19, 2002, 07:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary Ann Richardson)

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"While working with Linux, I found myself constantly switching back and forth between my text editor (to create and edit files) and a terminal window (to use the shell commands to manage those files). Then I learned that the Emacs text editor has a built-in directory editor called Dired that lets you manage your files and directories without ever having to leave the Emacs window. Dired allows you to select a file in a directory list and perform an operation on it by entering in a command (e.g., entering c for copy or e to open a file for editing.) Whether you're looking to learn how to use Linux yourself or needing to train your end users, this short lesson will show you how Dired directory editor works with the Emacs text editor..."

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