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Re: caching recent files


From: Rustom Mody
Subject: Re: caching recent files
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2008 12:31:31 +0530

Thanks
Yeah Icicles is on my list of things to check out.  I figured that it
would have something related to this but I could not find it.
I then tried filesets and the fileset-cache became some 4M (!!) so I
guess I will try out icicles.
What should I start by reading?

On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 9:18 PM, Drew Adams <address@hidden> wrote:
>> I have been studying how to maintain recent files and am confused by
>> the available functionality.
>>
>> recentf keeps recent files but not directories
>> file cache is not persistent -- so not clear what its use is.
>>
>> So what is the recommended way of maintaining a readily available list
>> of files and dirs? I guess there is filesets but I find that very
>> hard to understand :-)
>
> Do you want (1) just recent files, or do you want to create and save (2) an
> arbitrary set of files and directories that you can return to later?
>
> 1. For recent files, I use recentf. I use `icicle-recent-file', actually, 
> which
> lets you complete against parts of the file names.
>
> 2. You can use Icicles to create and save named sets of files and dirs for 
> later
> use. See 
> http://www.emacswiki.org/cgi-bin/wiki/Icicles_-_Persistent_Completions.
>
>




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