(dired.info)Commands That Do Not Use Marks
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Commands That Do Not Use Marks
These are commands that visit files. *Note Visiting Files:
(`dired-advertised-find-file') Visits the file described on the
current line. It is just like typing `C-x C-f' and supplying that
file name. If the file on this line is a subdirectory, `f'
actually causes Dired to be invoked on that subdirectory.
(`dired-find-file-other-window') Like `f', but uses another window
to display the file's buffer. The Dired buffer remains visible in
the first window. This is like using `C-x 4 C-f' to visit the
file. Note: Multiple Windows.
(`dired-view-file') Views the file described on this line using
`M-x view-file'. Viewing a file is like visiting it, but is
slanted toward moving around in the file conveniently and does not
allow changing the file. Note: View File.
Viewing a file that is a directory goes to its headerline if it is
in this buffer. Otherwise, it is displayed in another buffer.
Commands to diff a file:
(`dired-diff') Compare file at point with another file (default:
file at mark), by running the system command `diff'. The other
file is the first file given to `diff'.
(`dired-backup-diff') Diff this file with its backup file. Uses
the latest backup, if there are several numerical backups. If
this file is a backup, diff it with its original. The backup file
is the first file given to `diff'.
(`dired-create-directory') Create a directory.
(`dired-why') Pop up a buffer with error log output from Dired.
All mark-using commands log errors there. (Standard error from
shell commands cannot be logged separately, it goes into the usual
shell command output buffer.) A group of errors from a single
command ends with a formfeed, so that you can use `C-x ['
(`backward-page') to find the beginning of new error logs that are
reported by a command.
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