Use Emacs DIRED and keyboard macros

Complex operations on grouped files

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In this screen cast I showcase the potential of combining dired, the built-in Emacs file manager, with keyboard macros. This allows us to perform an arbitrary number of tasks in a collection of files that are grouped together as a directory or dynamically (with search tools like find-name-dired).

The idea is that we can use keyboard macros to perform changes visually across all our files, without having to think about complex regular expressions for the necessary search+replace actions.

And here is my own config file, with tweaks for Dired and others: