Commit 2b3489a7 authored by Juri Linkov's avatar Juri Linkov
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(dired-auto-revert-buffer): New defcustom.

(dired-internal-noselect): Use it.
parent 9b9debd1
......@@ -201,6 +201,11 @@ effective for buffers that have no associated file. If you want to
exempt buffers that do correspond to files, customize the value of
`desktop-files-not-to-save' instead.
** Dired
*** The new variable `dired-auto-revert-buffer' allows to revert
dired buffers automatically on revisiting.
** DocView
*** When `doc-view-continuous' is non-nil, scrolling a line
2009-12-04 Juri Linkov <>
* dired.el (dired-auto-revert-buffer): New defcustom.
(dired-internal-noselect): Use it.
2009-12-04 Juri Linkov <>
Change roles of modes and functions in image-mode.el (Bug#5062).
......@@ -752,6 +752,24 @@ for a remote directory. This feature is used by Auto Revert Mode."
(dired-directory-changed-p dirname))))
(defcustom dired-auto-revert-buffer nil
"Automatically revert dired buffer on revisiting.
If t, revisiting an existing dired buffer automatically reverts it.
If its value is a function, call this function with the directory
name as single argument and revert the buffer if it returns non-nil.
Otherwise, a message offering to revert the changed dired buffer
is displayed.
Note that this is not the same as `auto-revert-mode' that
periodically reverts at specified time intervals."
:type '(choice
(const :tag "Don't revert" nil)
(const :tag "Always revert visited dired buffer" t)
(const :tag "Revert changed dired buffer" dired-directory-changed-p)
(function :tag "Predicate function"))
:group 'dired
:version "23.2")
(defun dired-internal-noselect (dir-or-list &optional switches mode)
;; If there is an existing dired buffer for DIRNAME, just leave
;; buffer as it is (don't even call dired-revert).
......@@ -779,6 +797,14 @@ for a remote directory. This feature is used by Auto Revert Mode."
(setq dired-directory dir-or-list)
;; this calls dired-revert
(dired-sort-other switches))
;; Always revert regardless of whether it has changed or not.
((eq dired-auto-revert-buffer t)
;; Revert when predicate function returns non-nil.
((functionp dired-auto-revert-buffer)
(when (funcall dired-auto-revert-buffer dirname)
(message "Changed directory automatically updated")))
;; If directory has changed on disk, offer to revert.
((when (dired-directory-changed-p dirname)
(message "%s"
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