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Emacs Dired: Sorting by time / date as default

In emacs dired-mode, when I press s I can toggle between alphabetical and chronological sorting of files. Usually, I always prefer chronological sorting, but alphabetical sort is the default. How can ...
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why do I get duplicated menu items in emacs dired mode

I have two menu items for dir, mark, regexp, multiple and single on the menu bar in dired mode. While it doesn't affect the usage, but it seems something is wrong and makes me feel uncomfortable. ...
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Multiple unrelated directories in one Dired buffer

How can I insert multiple unrelated (non-subdirectory) directories into one dired buffer? In my case, I'd like to prepare a dired buffer containing unrelated directories with multiple file changes (e....
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Emacs dired buffer reuse when moving to previous directory

I am following this wiki suggestion to set up Emacs so that, i can move forward and backwards in dired mode without creating new buffers. Using the a key together with the (put 'dired-find-alternate-...
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Cannot navigate down

After upgrading to GNU Emacs 24.3.1 (i386-mingw-nt5.1.2600) of 2013-03-17 on MARVIN and Dired+ 20130812.1425 (elpa), navigation in Dired+ is broken. See screenshot below. When pressing the arrow-down ...
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Emacs dired: how to display nested directories?

When I do i on a directory in Emacs dired, a new block of lines for that directory is appended to the buffer. Can I display the subdirectory inline, instead? Or maybe there is a different package ...
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Special characters in Emacs dired and attachment paths on Windows 7: "\374" instead of "ü" displayed

I want to use dired+ in Emacs for browsing directory paths on Windows 7. I'm having problems with special characters like äöü in dired mode and in attachment paths: dired When I'm trying to access ...
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Synchronized browsing between two Dired Emacs buffers?

I use two Dired Emacs buffers, juxtaposed in two vertical panels to copy files from my local computer to a distant server (over SCP). I hit Ctrl + C to copy the local file and give the path to the ...
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Emacs TRAMP not activated with Dired

I've been using TRAMP for a few days now. It works very well for the most part. I can load a remote shell using M-x shell, and ido-mode with find-file works very well remotely as well, which was ...
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dired-mode: Use modeline for path name

I'd like to keep dired open as a tall pane, separated horizontally from my other windows (like in TextMate). How can I move dired's path name into its modeline?
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How to configure dired to update instantly when files/folders change?

Sometimes I launch dired, then rename a file, or add a new file, and dired doesn't see the changes until I relaunch Emacs. Is there a way to configure dired to refresh itself more quickly, either ...
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