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Re: buffer for unopened file?


From: Dieter Wilhelm
Subject: Re: buffer for unopened file?
Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2007 22:47:54 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1 (gnu/linux)

"Drew Adams" <address@hidden> writes:

>> > FYI, in Icicles:
>> > * You can save a buffer configuration (list of buffers etc.)
>> >   persistently.
>> > * You can save a list of regions (in multiple buffers) persistently.
>> > * You can create a custom list of completion candidates (file
>> >   names, buffer names, whatever), save that persistently, and
>> >   reuse it later (for completion).
>> > * You can save a set of file-name candidates persistently, and
>> >   later open Dired for just those files.
>> >
>> > All of those work with completion, including substring and regexp
>> > completion. Some Icicles links that might help here:
>> > http://www.emacswiki.org/cgi-bin/wiki/Icicles_-_Candidate_Sets
>> > http://www.emacswiki.org/cgi-bin/wiki/Icicles_-_Persistent_Completions
>> > http://www.emacswiki.org/cgi-bin/wiki/Icicles_-_Multiple_Regions
>> >
> http://www.emacswiki.org/cgi-bin/wiki/Icicles_-_Search_Commands%2c_Overview
>>
>> Icicles is fine but maybe a built-in feature of Emacs is good enough
>> for the beginning: Bookmarks.
>> C-x r m -- save current file as a bookmark
>> C-x r l -- list bookmarks (this is similar to C-x C-b)
>> and at some stage you should do "M-x bookmark-save".
>
> Yes, as I said, if you go to Emacs Wiki you will find lots of info about
> ways to save and later access files. Bookmarking is one (good) way that is
> discussed there. It's not clear exactly what the OP's use case is, and
> whether Sebastian's suggestion or bookmarks or filecache or Icicles or
> whatever will satisfy it. I suggest again that the OP take a look at the
> possibilities mentioned on the wiki, to see which might correspond best to
> his need.

By the way, there was work on integrating Icicles into Emacs 23
proper.  What is the current status, will it be included in the code
base?

-- 
    Best wishes

    H. Dieter Wilhelm
    Darmstadt, Germany




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