This page provides supplementary information about DiredMode and some enhancements to it.
‘find-grep-dired’with only Emacs Lisp code.
‘insert-directory’so that Dired’s second header line lists the number of files:
space used 49439 available 56233408
See also: Other Dired Enhancements.
In XEmacs’s dired mode,
‘C-h m’ does not work the way it does in other modes. not sure why. In any case, I use this:
(define-key dired-mode-map "\C-hm" 'dired-describe-mode)
It is not a perfect solution because it is not electric, but it works. – gambarimasu who is at gmail