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follow mode for occur
follow mode for occur
Fri, 28 May 2004 13:44:55 +0100
> The code below implements a follow mode for the *Occur*, this was
> inspired by `reftex-toc-follow-mode'.
> Pointer motion in the *Occur* buffer determines motion in the
> original buffer. This allows one to quickly browse the *Occur*
> buffer while seeing the corresponding matches in the original buffer.
A few years ago, I too wrote a "follow mode" based on the reftex
code. You can get it from:
[relevant doc appended below]
;; As you move through the lines of an output buffer (such as from
;; `grep' or `occur'), another window highlights the corresponding
;; line of the source buffer.
;; This is inspired by the table of contents code from reftex.el.
;; To use the mode, do M-x fm-start in the output buffer. Or just add
;; it to the mode hooks, e.g.:
;; (add-hook 'occur-mode-hook 'fm-start)
;; (add-hook 'compilation-mode-hook 'fm-start)
;; Do an occur for the word `package' in the NEWS file:
;; C-h n
;; M-x occur RTN package RTN
;; or test it on the current file:
;; (grep "grep -n 'def' fm.el")
;; (occur "def")
;; Once following is activated in a buffer, it can be toggled with the
;; "f" key in that buffer.
;; To extend this code to handle other types of output buffer, you
;; need to add an entry to the alist `fm-modes'.
;; If you want to use fm in a buffer that doesn't have a useful major
;; mode, you can always set the value of fm-defun yourself. For
;; example, the cscope buffer is in fundamental mode, so in this case
;; we set fm-defun as a local variable to be the defun to use for
;; visiting the corresponding line of the source buffer.
(add-hook 'cscope-query-hook 'cscope-run-fm)
(defun cscope-run-fm ()
"Run cscope in the fm buffer."
(set (make-local-variable 'fm-defun) '(cscope-interpret-output-line))
;; If you are using this in the compile mode, you may find it easier
;; to use the key M-p to go to the previous error. Otherwise, you may
;; find that if you go up one line, and this line doesn't have an
;; error on it, it goes down one line again, taking you back where you