Archive for October 2012

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Arch rocks!

BufferMenu+: an enhanced BufferMenu for Emacs

I’m happy to announce my first contribution to the AUR in the form of a helper mode for Emacs.
BufferMenu+ brings some interesting features to the buffer-menu routine like adding a new “size” column, fancy colored columns (makes it easier to work with the buffer menu), the ability to sort buffers by any column criteria and the ability to choose the default column for sorting buffers among other interesting things.
More info here: AUR:emacs-buffmenu+
Special thanks goes to @falconindy for helping me get this working.

Recent files in Emacs

I think you will be glad to add this mode to your ~/.emacs file if you use Emacs as your primary text editor or IDE:
;Enable recentf (recent files mode)
;M-x recentf-mode
(require ‘recentf)
(recentf-mode 1)
(global-set-key (kbd “C-x C-g”) ‘recentf-open-files)
;If you make extensive use of Tramp, recentf will track those files too, and do it’s periodic cleanup thing which can be a real mess since the files are remote. Prevent this by putting this in your startup file:
(setq recentf-auto-cleanup ‘never)

This way every time you need to access an often used file just press C-x C-g.
Of course this can be mapped to anywhere else – and I’m sure C-x C-d is far convenient, but as I like to keep things vanilla because this easies to work on different systems not owned by me I prefer to bind recentf-mode to an unused key combination.