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7 Miscellaneous commands

If you opt to go in and edit EDE project files directly—for instance, by using C-c . e (see Customize Features)—you must then “rescan” the project files to update the internal data structures. To rescan the current project, type C-c . g (ede-rescan-toplevel).

EDE can help you find files in your project, via the command C-c . f (ede-find-file). This prompts for a file name; you need not specify the directory. EDE then tries to visit a file with that name somewhere in your project.

EDE can use external tools to help with file finding. To do this, customize ede-locate-setup-options.

Variable: ede-locate-setup-options

List of locate objects to try out by default. Listed in order of preference. If the first item cannot be used in a particular project, then the next one is tried. It is always assumed that ede-locate-base is at end of the list.

EDE also provides a project display mode for the speedbar (see Speedbar in GNU Emacs Manual). This allows you to view your source files as they are structured in your project: as a hierarchical tree, grouped according to target.

To activate the speedbar in this mode, type C-c . s (ede-speedbar).