|Description||File Manager for Emacs.|
|Part of Emacs||yes|
Dired is a inbuilt File Manager for Emacs. Its arguably the best file manager with the functionality it possesses. Unlike any other file mangers the directory listing is just as an another buffer of Emacs with dired-mode as Major Mode.
Dired has countless functionality.
- [C-x d] (or M-x dired)
- ask for a directory and puts you into a buffer with direct listing of that directory.
- [C-x C-j] (or M-x dired-jump)
- jump to a dired buffer corresponding to the current buffer (This require loading Dired Extra).
In the minibuffer, while doing 'Find File':
- jump to a dired buffer corresponding to the directory in the minibuffer.
- Open the file/Directory
- Close the dir
- Copy file
- Rename file
- Delete file
- create a new dir
- mark a file
- unmark a file
- unmark all marked
- mark by pattern
Dired+ - a package that extends the functionalities of Dired
Direx - a general purpose directory/tree explorer