The ECB directories interactor is for browsing directories. The direct
children of the invisible root-node are called source-path and
can be defined with the option
source-path is the starting-node of the complete directory-structure
below this path and can be browsed with the directories-interactor.
When a sources ECB-window is contained in the current layout then per
default only directories and subdirectories are displayed in the
directories tree-buffer (the source-files are displayed in the sources
tree-buffer - see ECB Sources-window) but this can be changed
with the option
IMPORTANT: If you use the POWER-click (i.e. hold down the SHIFT-key while clicking with the primary mouse button (see Using the mouse) or RETURN (see Using the keyboard)) on a directory node in the this buffer then the directory-contents-cache for this directory will be refreshed and actualized.
When source-files-nodes are displayed in the directories-buffer (see
ecb-show-sources-in-directories-buffer) then for these nodes
all descriptions of section ECB Sources-window are valid.
Either use one of the predefined layouts which contain the directories
ECB-window (see Changing the ECB-layout) (e.g. via C-c . l
c) or create a new ecb-layout via the command
ecb-create-new-layout and add a buffer of type “directories”
into this new layout (see Creating a new ECB-layout).
See ecb-directories for a list of all options currently available for customizing this ECB-windows to your needs.