[Arcana] A random emacs question

Jim Blandy jimb at red-bean.com
Fri May 9 13:06:27 CDT 2008

If all else fails, you can always just type M-x grep in the dired
buffer and construct an appropriate 'find ... | xargs' thing.  That's
what I do for any kind of directory tree traversal.

I've often wanted a keystroke that would let me pull the list of files
marked in dired into a shell command I'm entering.  Should be easy.

On Tue, May 6, 2008 at 6:25 AM, Brian Postow <bpostow at gmail.com> wrote:
> This seems to be the highest concentration of emacs knowledge that I still
> have access to, so here goes...
> I know that with dired-do-search I can search within a number of files. Is
> there a way to do this recursively? so that if a directory is marked it will
> search in all of the files in that directory? I haven't found a variable to
> set or an argument to dired-do-search, which is where I would assume the
> option would be...
> thanks.
> Brian

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