In this section, we introduce some convenient facilities for finding recently-opened files, reading file names from a buffer.
If you enable Recentf mode, with M-x recentf-mode, the
‘File’ menu includes a submenu containing a list of recently
opened files. M-x recentf-save-list saves the current
recentf-list to a file, and M-x recentf-edit-list edits
The M-x ffap command generalizes
find-file with more
powerful heuristic defaults (see Finding Files and URLs at Point), often based on the text at
point. Partial Completion mode offers other features extending
find-file, which can be used with
See Completion Options.