|Description||a simple file-system navigation bar|
|Part of Emacs||no|
Emacs-nav is a lightweight solution for Emacs users who want something like TextMate's file browser, or the Eclipse project view. Unlike these two, Nav only shows the contents of a single directory at a time. Nav can be run painlessly in terminals, where Speed bar either fails on its attempt to make a new frame or is hidden. Nav's terminal-friendliness comes from running in the frame where it was started, keeping window management simple. The Nav key bindings are also simple -- each key command is a single keystroke long.
Unlike speed bar, nav doesn't make use of etags.
Put something like this in your ~/.emacs:
(add-to-list 'load-path "/directory/containing/nav/") (require 'nav) (nav-disable-overeager-window-splitting) ;; Optional: set up a quick key to toggle nav ;; (global-set-key [f9] 'nav-toggle)
Type M-x nav to start navigating.
In the nav window, hit ? to get help on keyboard shortcuts.
To set options for Nav, type M-x customize, then select Applications, Nav.