Dired Deletion Dired Dired Visiting
Flag all auto-save files (files whose names start and end with `
Flag all backup files (files whose names end with `
Flag for deletion all files with certain kinds of names, names that suggest you could easily create the files again.
Flag excess numeric backup files for deletion. The oldest and newest few backup files of any one file are exempt; the middle ones are flagged.
|% d regexp
Flag for deletion all files whose names match the regular expression regexp.
The #, ~, &, and . commands flag many files for deletion, based on their file names. These commands are useful precisely because they do not themselves delete any files; you can remove the deletion flags from any flagged files that you really wish to keep.
dired-flag-garbage-files) flags files whose names
match the regular expression specified by the variable
dired-garbage-files-regexp. By default, this matches certain
files produced by TeX, and the `
.orig' and `
dired-flag-auto-save-files) flags for deletion all
files whose names look like auto-save files (see Auto Save)---that
is, files whose names begin and end with `
dired-flag-backup-files) flags for deletion all files whose
names say they are backup files (see Backup)---that is, whose names
end in `
dired-clean-directory) flags just some of the
backup files for deletion: all but the oldest few and newest few backups
of any one file. Normally
kept-new-versions; that applies only when saving) specifies the
number of newest versions of each file to keep, and
kept-old-versions specifies the number of oldest versions to
Period with a positive numeric argument, as in C-u 3 .,
specifies the number of newest versions to keep, overriding
dired-kept-versions. A negative numeric argument overrides
kept-old-versions, using minus the value of the argument to
specify the number of oldest versions of each file to keep.
The % d command flags all files whose names match a specified
regular expression (
dired-flag-files-regexp). Only the
non-directory part of the file name is used in matching. You can use
^' and `
$' to anchor matches. You can exclude subdirectories
by hiding them (see Hiding Subdirectories).