Emacs: completion of buffer names ignores case

Jari Aalto+mail.emacs letters@hotpop.com
Fri Dec 13 14:45:00 GMT 2002

* 2002-12-12 Eric Hanchrow <offby1@blarg.net> list.cygwin
* Message-Id: <87adjaeuer.fsf@blarg.net>
> I'm using emacs-21.2-10.
> I frequently want to switch to the buffer named `*shell*', so I type
>     *Shell Command Output*             *shell*
> Now, I can understand that Emacs would ignore case when completing
> file names on Windows, since Windows itself doesn't distinguish file
> names by case.  But since Emacs does distinguish buffer names by case,
> I expect it, when completing buffer names, to ignore a buffer whose
> name differs in case from what I've typed.

You may like package `ibuffer'

  (global-set-key "\C-xb" 'iswitchb-buffer)
  (autoload 'iswitchb-buffer "iswitchb" "" t)

  (setq iswitchb-default-method     'always-frame)
  (setq iswitchb-case               nil)
  (setq iswitchb-resize-minibuffer-mode nil)

Just type ANY characters you remember, and hit RET.


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