Flagging Many Files Dired Marks vs Flags
There are several Dired commands for visiting or examining the files listed in the Dired buffer. All of them apply to the current line's file; if that file is really a directory, these commands invoke Dired on that subdirectory (making a separate Dired buffer).
Visit the file described on the current line, like typing C-x C-f
and supplying that file name (
Equivalent to f.
Like f, but uses another window to display the file's buffer
Visit the file described on the current line, and display the buffer in
another window, but do not select that window (
Visit the file named by the line you click on
View the file described on the current 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. See View File.