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Re: many *Man ... buffers frustrating


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: many *Man ... buffers frustrating
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2001 19:02:30 +0200

> From: Dan Jacobson <address@hidden>
> Newsgroups: gnu.emacs.bug
> Date: 15 Feb 2001 20:20:09 +0800
> 
> I don't have a suggestion for a better way, but I would just like to
> comment that after on has several man pages loaded into emacs, one
> looks with dread upon the task of switching amongst them, each time
> taking at least a C-x b * M a n SPC due to similarly starting buffer names:
>   % *Man sitecopy*  24918  Man                
>   % *Man slocate*    2689  Man                
> 
> Another route is "ESC x m a n RET" ("If a buffer already exists for
> this man page, it will display immediately.")
> 
> [Indeed, one character shorter than the C-x b invocation! [And
> one-stop shopping, just remember one command] but no buffer
> name completion.]

"C-x b" has its own history.  Pressing the Up or Down arrow, or M-p
and M-n, at the "C-x b"s prompt should let you step through all the
buffers you selected previously.

If that is not good enough, you might wish trying the iswitchb.el
package.



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