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Re: too many buffers


From: Galen Boyer
Subject: Re: too many buffers
Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2010 10:45:48 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.3 (windows-nt)

andrea <address@hidden> writes:

> When I use emacs for long times I end up having a lot of buffers.
> It's not a big problem but it can be annoying, and there are some
> buffers that should just not stay there:
> - magit buffers
> - dired buffers (I didn't find a variable useful to limit the opening of
>   new buffers)
> - completions/help/annotate.
>
> I normally use those things once and if I need them again I'll execute
> again the function.
>
> Can I limit the creation of new buffers or maybe I should write some
> functions that cleans the situation automatically (using ibuffer maybe)?
>
> And also with org-mode when I use the agenda it visits ALL the buffers
> without closing them after, is that normal?
>
> I have more than 50 files in the agenda only...
> Thanks


One way to handle this in a totally different fashion is to start
learning and using ibuffer.  For example, you can just collapse those
into some grouping and put that at the bottom of the ibuffer buffer.

-- 
Galen Boyer

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