Emacs as default file manager in EDE

September 15, 2015

Just stumbled on this really neat post on how to setup Emacs as default file manager in Ubuntu. So, why we don't do the same in EDE?

First create a script named dired and save it in known place, e.g. your $HOME folder, with this content (I found it here):

emacsclient --eval "(dired \"${1:-~}\")"

Then launch ede-preferred-applications, go to Utilities > File Manager > Browse... and find location where you stored dired script. Test it with:

ede-launch --launch file_manager $HOME

And that's it.