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;;; find-dired.el --- run a `find' command and dired the output
;; Copyright (C) 1992, 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004,
;; 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
;; Author: Roland McGrath <>,
;; Sebastian Kremer <>
;; Maintainer: FSF
;; Keywords: unix
;; This file is part of GNU Emacs.
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;;; Commentary:
;;; Code:
(require 'dired)
(defgroup find-dired nil
"Run a `find' command and dired the output."
:group 'dired
:prefix "find-")
;; find's -ls corresponds to these switches.
;; Note -b, at least GNU find quotes spaces etc. in filenames
(defcustom find-ls-option
(if (eq system-type 'berkeley-unix) (purecopy '("-ls" . "-gilsb"))
(purecopy '("-exec ls -ld {} \\;" . "-ld")))
"Description of the option to `find' to produce an `ls -l'-type listing.
This is a cons of two strings (FIND-OPTION . LS-SWITCHES). FIND-OPTION
gives the option (or options) to `find' that produce the desired output.
LS-SWITCHES is a list of `ls' switches to tell dired how to parse the output."
:type '(cons (string :tag "Find Option")
(string :tag "Ls Switches"))
:group 'find-dired)
(defcustom find-ls-subdir-switches (purecopy "-al")
"`ls' switches for inserting subdirectories in `*Find*' buffers.
This should contain the \"-l\" switch.
Use the \"-F\" or \"-b\" switches if and only if you also use
them for `find-ls-option'."
:type 'string
:group 'find-dired
:version "22.1")
(defcustom find-grep-options
(purecopy (if (or (eq system-type 'berkeley-unix)
(string-match "solaris2" system-configuration)
(string-match "irix" system-configuration))
"-s" "-q"))
"Option to grep to be as silent as possible.
On Berkeley systems, this is `-s'; on Posix, and with GNU grep, `-q' does it.
On other systems, the closest you can come is to use `-l'."
:type 'string
:group 'find-dired)
;; This used to be autoloaded (see bug#4387).
(defcustom find-name-arg
(purecopy (if read-file-name-completion-ignore-case
"Argument used to specify file name pattern.
If `read-file-name-completion-ignore-case' is non-nil, -iname is used so that
find also ignores case. Otherwise, -name is used."
:type 'string
:group 'find-dired
:version "22.2")
(defvar find-args nil
"Last arguments given to `find' by \\[find-dired].")
;; History of find-args values entered in the minibuffer.
(defvar find-args-history nil)
(defvar dired-sort-inhibit)
(defun find-dired (dir args)
"Run `find' and go into Dired mode on a buffer of the output.
The command run (after changing into DIR) is
find . \\( ARGS \\) -ls
except that the variable `find-ls-option' specifies what to use
as the final argument."
(interactive (list (read-file-name "Run find in directory: " nil "" t)
(read-string "Run find (with args): " find-args
'(find-args-history . 1))))
(let ((dired-buffers dired-buffers))
;; Expand DIR ("" means default-directory), and make sure it has a
;; trailing slash.
(setq dir (file-name-as-directory (expand-file-name dir)))
;; Check that it's really a directory.
(or (file-directory-p dir)
(error "find-dired needs a directory: %s" dir))
(switch-to-buffer (get-buffer-create "*Find*"))
;; See if there's still a `find' running, and offer to kill
;; it first, if it is.
(let ((find (get-buffer-process (current-buffer))))
(when find
(if (or (not (eq (process-status find) 'run))
(yes-or-no-p "A `find' process is running; kill it? "))
(condition-case nil
(interrupt-process find)
(sit-for 1)
(delete-process find))
(error nil))
(error "Cannot have two processes in `%s' at once" (buffer-name)))))
(setq buffer-read-only nil)
(setq default-directory dir
find-args args ; save for next interactive call
args (concat find-program " . "
(if (string= args "")
(shell-quote-argument "(")
" " args " "
(shell-quote-argument ")")
" "))
(if (equal (car find-ls-option) "-exec ls -ld {} \\;")
(concat "-exec ls -ld "
(shell-quote-argument "{}")
" "
(shell-quote-argument ";"))
(car find-ls-option))))
;; Start the find process.
(shell-command (concat args "&") (current-buffer))
;; The next statement will bomb in classic dired (no optional arg allowed)
(dired-mode dir (cdr find-ls-option))
(let ((map (make-sparse-keymap)))
(set-keymap-parent map (current-local-map))
(define-key map "\C-c\C-k" 'kill-find)
(use-local-map map))
(make-local-variable 'dired-sort-inhibit)
(setq dired-sort-inhibit t)
(set (make-local-variable 'revert-buffer-function)
`(lambda (ignore-auto noconfirm)
(find-dired ,dir ,find-args)))
;; Set subdir-alist so that Tree Dired will work:
(if (fboundp 'dired-simple-subdir-alist)
;; will work even with nested dired format (dired-nstd.el,v 1.15
;; and later)
;; else we have an ancient tree dired (or classic dired, where
;; this does no harm)
(set (make-local-variable 'dired-subdir-alist)
(list (cons default-directory (point-min-marker)))))
(set (make-local-variable 'dired-subdir-switches) find-ls-subdir-switches)
(setq buffer-read-only nil)
;; Subdir headlerline must come first because the first marker in
;; subdir-alist points there.
(insert " " dir ":\n")
;; Make second line a ``find'' line in analogy to the ``total'' or
;; ``wildcard'' line.
(insert " " args "\n")
(setq buffer-read-only t)
(let ((proc (get-buffer-process (current-buffer))))
(set-process-filter proc (function find-dired-filter))
(set-process-sentinel proc (function find-dired-sentinel))
;; Initialize the process marker; it is used by the filter.
(move-marker (process-mark proc) 1 (current-buffer)))
(setq mode-line-process '(":%s"))))
(defun kill-find ()
"Kill the `find' process running in the current buffer."
(let ((find (get-buffer-process (current-buffer))))
(and find (eq (process-status find) 'run)
(eq (process-filter find) (function find-dired-filter))
(condition-case nil
(delete-process find)
(error nil)))))
(defun find-name-dired (dir pattern)
"Search DIR recursively for files matching the globbing pattern PATTERN,
and run dired on those files.
PATTERN is a shell wildcard (not an Emacs regexp) and need not be quoted.
The command run (after changing into DIR) is
find . -name 'PATTERN' -ls"
"DFind-name (directory): \nsFind-name (filename wildcard): ")
(find-dired dir (concat find-name-arg " " (shell-quote-argument pattern))))
;; This functionality suggested by
;; From: (Olivier Blanc)
;; Subject: find-dired, lookfor-dired
;; Date: 10 May 91 17:50:00 GMT
;; Organization: University of Waterloo
(defalias 'lookfor-dired 'find-grep-dired)
(defun find-grep-dired (dir regexp)
"Find files in DIR containing a regexp REGEXP and start Dired on output.
The command run (after changing into DIR) is
find . -exec grep -s -e REGEXP {} \\\; -ls
Thus ARG can also contain additional grep options."
(interactive "DFind-grep (directory): \nsFind-grep (grep regexp): ")
;; find -exec doesn't allow shell i/o redirections in the command,
;; or we could use `grep -l >/dev/null'
;; We use -type f, not ! -type d, to avoid getting screwed
;; by FIFOs and devices. I'm not sure what's best to do
;; about symlinks, so as far as I know this is not wrong.
(find-dired dir
(concat "-type f -exec " grep-program " " find-grep-options " -e "
(shell-quote-argument regexp)
" "
(shell-quote-argument "{}")
" "
(shell-quote-argument ";"))))
(defun find-dired-filter (proc string)
;; Filter for \\[find-dired] processes.
(let ((buf (process-buffer proc))
(inhibit-read-only t))
(if (buffer-name buf)
(with-current-buffer buf
(let ((buffer-read-only nil)
(beg (point-max))
(l-opt (and (consp find-ls-option)
(string-match "l" (cdr find-ls-option))))
(ls-regexp (concat "^ +[^ \t\r\n]+\\( +[^ \t\r\n]+\\) +"
"[^ \t\r\n]+ +[^ \t\r\n]+\\( +[0-9]+\\)")))
(goto-char beg)
(insert string)
(goto-char beg)
(or (looking-at "^")
(forward-line 1))
(while (looking-at "^")
(insert " ")
(forward-line 1))
;; Convert ` ./FILE' to ` FILE'
;; This would lose if the current chunk of output
;; starts or ends within the ` ./', so back up a bit:
(goto-char (- beg 3)) ; no error if < 0
(while (search-forward " ./" nil t)
(delete-region (point) (- (point) 2)))
;; Pad the number of links and file size. This is a
;; quick and dirty way of getting the columns to line up
;; most of the time, but it's not foolproof.
(when l-opt
(goto-char beg)
(goto-char (line-beginning-position))
(while (re-search-forward ls-regexp nil t)
(replace-match (format "%4s" (match-string 1))
nil nil nil 1)
(replace-match (format "%9s" (match-string 2))
nil nil nil 2)
(forward-line 1)))
;; Find all the complete lines in the unprocessed
;; output and process it to add text properties.
(goto-char (point-max))
(if (search-backward "\n" (process-mark proc) t)
(dired-insert-set-properties (process-mark proc)
(1+ (point)))
(move-marker (process-mark proc) (1+ (point)))))))))
;; The buffer has been killed.
(delete-process proc))))
(defun find-dired-sentinel (proc state)
;; Sentinel for \\[find-dired] processes.
(let ((buf (process-buffer proc))
(inhibit-read-only t))
(if (buffer-name buf)
(with-current-buffer buf
(let ((buffer-read-only nil))
(goto-char (point-max))
(insert "\n find " state)
(forward-char -1) ;Back up before \n at end of STATE.
(insert " at " (substring (current-time-string) 0 19))
(forward-char 1)
(setq mode-line-process
(concat ":"
(symbol-name (process-status proc))))
;; Since the buffer and mode line will show that the
;; process is dead, we can delete it now. Otherwise it
;; will stay around until M-x list-processes.
(delete-process proc)
(message "find-dired %s finished." (current-buffer))))))
(provide 'find-dired)
;; arch-tag: 8edece95-af00-4221-bc74-a4bd2f75f9b0
;;; find-dired.el ends here