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, Emacs
maintains a list of recently opened files. To open a file from this
list, use the M-x recentf-open command. When this mode is
enabled, the ‘File’ menu will include a submenu that you can use
to visit one of these files. M-x recentf-save-list saves the
recentf-list to a file, and M-x recentf-edit-list
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.