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Re: a choice of files to open?


From: Nick Dokos
Subject: Re: a choice of files to open?
Date: Mon, 06 Feb 2017 10:37:16 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Sharon Kimble <address@hidden> writes:

> Ernest Adrogué <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> 2017-02- 5, 12:56 (+0000); Sharon Kimble escriu:
>>> 
>>> How can I issue a command (such as 'M-s-v') which will then give me a
>>> choice of 5 or 6 specific files to open, and then open my chosen file in
>>> a new buffer in the right half of my emacs screen, please?
>>
>> If the files are all in the same directory, you can visit the directory
>> with dired (C-x d) and open the selected file in another window (C-o).
>>
>> Another option is to use bookmarks.  List bookmarks (C-x r l) and open
>> in another window (2).
>
> This is what I'm currently doing -
>
> #+begin_src emacs-lisp
> (defun carve-up4 ()
>   (interactive)
>   (delete-other-windows)
>   (split-window-right)
>   (other-window 1)
>  (find-file "~/research/drugs/drugs17.bib"))
>   
> (global-set-key (kbd "M-s-v") 'carve-up4)
> #+end_src
> [2017-02-05 Sun 12:32]
>
>
> But I want to be given the choice of -
>
> ~/research/death/death.bib
> ~/research/heating/heating17.bib
>
> And others
>
> Hence my need for something like a popup menu to show me my choices for
> whatever project I'm moving on to.
>

Check out Filesets: (info "(emacs) Filesets")

-- 
Nick




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