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2 Installation

This manual describes the Dired features provided by the file dired-x.el. To take advantage of these features, you must load the file and (optionally) set some variables.

In your ~/.emacs file, or in the system-wide initialization file default.el in the site-lisp directory, put

(add-hook 'dired-load-hook
          (lambda ()
            (load "dired-x")
            ;; Set dired-x global variables here.  For example:
            ;; (setq dired-guess-shell-gnutar "gtar")
            ;; (setq dired-x-hands-off-my-keys nil)
(add-hook 'dired-mode-hook
          (lambda ()
            ;; Set dired-x buffer-local variables here.  For example:
            ;; (dired-omit-mode 1)

This will load dired-x.el when Dired is first invoked (for example, when you first type C-x d).