[OS X Emacs] Accessing config "." files and other files that finder doesn't normally see
jetkoten at gmail.com
Sun Aug 28 17:27:25 EDT 2011
I had been wondering about this too for a little while, but had just been
using the emacs in Terminal to work with those kind of files.
Thanks very much to both Rob and Stefan for their eloquence and initiative.
On Sun, Aug 28, 2011 at 8:13 PM, Stefan Vollmar <vollmar at nf.mpg.de> wrote:
> Dear Rob,
> I assume you use A-O (same as "Open" from the File menu) to open files in
> Aquamacs? If you use this Mac-specific way of opening files, you have the
> same constraints as in other applications: initially, "."-files and certain
> directories will not be accessible.
> However, there are two shortcuts that will solve these problems (at least
> on Snow Leopard):
> A-Shift-. : this will toggle listing dot-files in the current directory
> A-Shift-G : a dialog appears where you can type a path like "/tmp"
> Another method altogether would be to use
> C-x C-f
> the "traditional" method to navigate directories in Emacs - in the
> directory listing, scroll to the line containing the desired file and press
> return (you can also left-click on a file name, but that will create another
> frame in addition to loading the file).
> Hope this helps.
> Warm regards,
> On 28.08.2011, at 20:57, Rob Tanner wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I would really like to be able to use Aquamacs to edit config files, both
> "." files and files outside of Finder's normal purview (e.g., files in /etc
> or /usr/local). Is there a way to do that with Aquamacs or is it only
> feasible via the command line from the shell?
> > ~ Rob
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