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Re: opening a filename that appears in a buffer?

From: Sven Joachim
Subject: Re: opening a filename that appears in a buffer?
Date: Tue, 20 May 2008 22:01:24 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

On 2008-05-20 21:53 +0200, ljp wrote:

> I'm relatively new to emacs, and it is gradually becoming the central
> fixture through which I do all of my programming.    One thing I find
> myself doing often is executing a shell command in a shell buffer, and
> then wanting to open a file that was listed in the output of the shell
> command.   To do this right now I manually select the filename and
> paste it into the minibuffer for C-x C-f.  Is there an easier way?
> Like, maybe, a command that is able to pick out a filename from the
> buffer when the cursor is in (but not necessarily at the start of)
> that filename, and then open the file in a new buffer?

Yes, try M-x ffap, it does exactly what you want.

> Thanks!  I've looked through documentation, but I haven't found
> anything like this.

Just look for ffap in the Emacs manual.  Your desire is so common that
there is even a minor mode which redefines the standard bindings for
finding files.


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