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Re: dired listing (dont display ~ files)

From: Matthias Meulien
Subject: Re: dired listing (dont display ~ files)
Date: 20 Nov 2002 13:25:37 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2

David Holden <> wrote:

>  Does anyone know how I can get emacs Dired not to display files with ~
> on the end, e.g. backup files in the C-f listing of a directory.

Dear David,

The `dired-x.el' file provides "extra" features for dired mode. Read
the info nodes `(dired-x)Installation' and `(dired-x)Omitting Files'
for more informations.

You need to load this elisp file (`M-x load-library RET dired-x RET').
To do load it at startup, add the following in emacs init file :

(add-hook 'dired-load-hook
               (lambda ()
                 (load "dired-x")))

Then you toggle omitting of files with `dired-omit-toggle' bounded to

To turn it on automagically for each dired buffer, add the following
to emacs init file :

(add-hook 'dired-mode-hook
               (lambda ()
                 (setq dired-omit-files-p t)))

The default value of `dired-omit-extensions' contains the elements of
`completion-ignored-extensions',  apriori it contains "~"...

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