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bug#23734: 25.1.50; ibuffer: Search a buffer by content

From: Glenn Morris
Subject: bug#23734: 25.1.50; ibuffer: Search a buffer by content
Date: Thu, 09 Jun 2016 13:24:41 -0400
User-agent: Gnus (www.gnus.org), GNU Emacs (www.gnu.org/software/emacs/)

Tino Calancha wrote:

> It's commun one Emacs session having dozens of buffers on memory. On
> such situation, it is hard to remember the name of one particular
> buffer.
> It may be useful having easy way to search buffers by content.

multi-occur can do this kind of thing.

> For example, one user is developping a funtion foo
> in the buffer BUF, with name BUF-NAME:
> foo-type foo (bar)
> The user may not remember BUF-NAME, but s/he could be able
> to write a regexp matching just the content of BUF.
> For instance, something like
> "foo (bar)"
> likely would match just BUF content (or a few buffers more).

C-u M-x multi-occur-in-matching-buffers RET . RET foo (bar) RET

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