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Re: buffer for unopened file?

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: buffer for unopened file?
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2007 13:42:13 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/23.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> I'd like to be able to give emacs a big list of filenames
> and have each file appear as if it has been visited with
> respect to having it appear in my buffer list.  But only
> when changing to that buffer do I want it to actually open
> the file.  Is that possible?  It takes a minute or so to open
> all of the files and wastes memory to open them all.  But
> I like to have a menu of the files I might be needing.

I don't think there's such a feature anywhere.
You'll probably have more luck looking for a way to do "file-switching"
like that.  For example, you may want to take a look at fileset.el.


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