[techtalk] Filename star

Jeff Dike jdike at karaya.com
Tue Dec 28 23:40:46 EST 1999

> To delete such problem files, if you use emacs, you can use the
> directory editing feature in emacs is useful (^X ^F from memory).

dired is ^X ^B.  ^H m will give you a little buffer which tells you what all 
the commands are, but the most interesting ones are the movement commands (^N 
^P - up and down a line; the mouse also does what you expect), 'd' marks a 
file for deletion, and 'x' carries out the operations you set up (i.e. deletes 
all the files you marked).

> Since I do *not* use emacs, I can't elaborate further without
> embarassing myself,

Heathen :-)


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