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Re: Generate a new buffer name

From: Mathias Dahl
Subject: Re: Generate a new buffer name
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2006 11:33:10 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.90 (windows-nt)

"mopi" <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello friends
> I use a lot of different buffers during a normal day. Often I don't
> care what their names are, actually I feel that being forced to name
> them interrupts me. I'm perfectly happy with the default naming that
> other text editors use (Untitled-1, Untitled-2 etc).
> I'm trying to replicate this behaviour in emacs. So far I have placed
> this in my .emacs:
> (global-set-key [(control n)]
>               (lambda() (interactive)(switch-to-buffer(get-buffer-create
> "Untitled1"))))
> This gives me a new buffer named Untitled1. How can I make a variable
> that increments so when I press C-n again I get a buffer named
> Untitled2 and so on?

Maybe you could use `make-temp-name'?


 (make-temp-name "Untitled-")

  => "Untitled-3744WiN"

It is certainly possible to write a more advanced function that looks
for old "Untitled" buffers and increases the suffix with 1, but the
above might work for you.

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