2010-03-15 / 18:32 /

In a Dired buffer in Emacs 22, use ‘M-x wdired-change-to-wdired-mode’ to to make a buffer writable (recent CVS versions also have this bound to ‘C-x C-q’). Change the filenames as you see fit and hit ‘C-c C-c’ to make your changes permanent.

EmacsWiki::WDired

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I wrote this blog post just so I can easily find this next time I forget
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Stuff you should know if you ever need to rename a bunch of files in emacs and hate having to remember the dired key-bindings.

UPDATE: …Or just make it real easy and bind it to the “e” key.