Using org-copy-visible in dired
Just a quick one.
Often it seems I need a copy of a list of files / directories in plain
text without any gubbins such as a path, permissions, date and all
those shenanigans, basically
basenaming; for example:
So how can I achieve this in emacs? I would really prefer to use
dired somehow rather than
shell / ls (which was my first thought)
Below is my typical dired listing:
drwxr-xr-x 4 4.0K Jan 15 19:35 Backup drwxr-xr-x 3 4.0K Jan 14 19:33 Camera drwxr-xr-x 22 4.0K Jan 15 19:01 content -rw-r--r-- 1 65 Dec 31 16:34 .directory
Rectangle marking first came to mind but the paste seems to have a weird format and strangely inserts the text.
So I came up with the following process:
dired, select ’(’
dired-hide-details-mode which toggles off
all the details and gives:
Backup Camera content .directory
This looks very promising and surely a simple M-w (kill-ring-save) will work?. It doesn’t work. It still copies the full details :(
However if org-copy-visible is used it does the same as in org mode in that it only copies the visible parts of the region. I had no idea that functions from one mode can be used in another!