About recentf and virtual buffers in Emacs
In this screen cast I demonstrate the main uses of
recentf. This is a
package that is built into Emacs. It stores a list of the most
recently-visited files, allowing us to access them directly even if they
are no longer stored in a buffer.
recentf can interface with
ido-mode to either improve the selection
of items from the list or to treat them as “virtual buffers”. The
latter means that recent files are available through the standard
buffer-switching command (by default bound to
C-x b). They are
treated as if they were actual buffers. Super convenient!
And this is a link to my configuration file, with all the settings I showed in the video as well as everything else from previous screen casts: protesilaos.com/emacs/dotemacs.