Spreadable Elisp

find-file-in-repository 1.3

Quickly find files in a git, mercurial or other repository

M-x package-install find-file-in-repository
Samuel Hoffstaetter

This libaray provides a drop-in replacement for find-file (ie. the "C-x f" command), that auto-completes all files in the current git, mercurial, or other type of repository. When outside of a repository, find-file-in-repository conveniently drops back to using find-file, (or ido-find-file), which makes it a suitable replacement for the "C-x f" keybinding.

It is similar to, but faster and more robust than the find-file-in-project package. It relies on git/mercurial/etc to provide fast cached file name completions, which means that repository features such as .gitignore/.hgignore/etc are fully supported out of the box.

This library currently has support for: git, mercurial, darcs, bazaar, monotone, svn

Contributions for support of other repository types are welcome. Please send a pull request to and I will be happy to include your modifications.

Recommended keybinding: (global-set-key (kbd "C-x f") 'find-file-in-repository)