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Re: Creating Custom Occur Mode Buffers

From: Alex Bennée
Subject: Re: Creating Custom Occur Mode Buffers
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2014 22:08:37 +0000
User-agent: mu4e; emacs

Eric James Michael Ritz <address@hidden> writes:

> I am working on a mode where I want the user to take some user input,
> run it through an external program which will return all lines in a
> file matching that input, and then show those lines in an *Occur*
> buffer so that the user can easily navigate them.

I'm confused as to what your trying to achieve other than
re-implementing occur-mode with an external step?

> What is the best
> way to create and populate a buffer to work with Occur Mode?  Or is
> there a better approach which I should consider?

You may want to look at helm (helm-occur, helm-swoop etc). If none of
the existing helm-* functions do what you need it's built to make it
fairly easy to navigate and narrow any list of stuff.

> Thank’s everyone in advanced for any help.

Alex Bennée

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