GNU-devel ELPA - visual-filename-abbrev


Visually abbreviate filenames
visual-filename-abbrev-, 2021-Apr-04, 20.0 KiB
Tassilo Horn <>
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To install this package, run in Emacs:

M-x package-install RET visual-filename-abbrev RET

Full description

This minor mode abbreviates the directory part of filenames by using
overlays.  For example, a longish filename like


will be displayed like this:


By default, the abbreviate display is disabled when point enters the overlay
so that you can edit the file name normally.  Also, abbreviated file names
are only shown if the abbreviation as actually shorter as the original one
(which depends on what you add as replacement).

There's stuff to customize, just check `M-x customize-group RET
visual-filename-abbrev RET'.

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