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Re: grep/dired

From: Kevin Rodgers
Subject: Re: grep/dired
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2003 11:24:31 -0600
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Mike Ballard wrote:

Tried looking around but sort of don't know how to search for the answer -
when I open a dired buffer of other than ~/, then use M-x grep, it
searches files in ~/.  I'm pretty sure the reason is because in ~/.cshrc
the last thing I do is 'chdir $HOME' (which I don't want to change).

Yes, you do.  :-)

csh you can start a script with "-f" telling it to use current env - is
there a way to do the same thing for Emacs' grep so that it will grep on
the current dired buffer?  If possible I'd like to use grep and not

You could try this hack: (setq shell-command-switch "-f -c")

Kevin Rodgers

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