You can use the file name cache to make it easy to locate a
file by name, without having to remember exactly where it is located.
When typing a file name in the minibuffer, C-TAB
file-cache-minibuffer-complete) completes it using the file
name cache. If you repeat C-TAB, that cycles through the
possible completions of what you had originally typed. (However, note
that the C-TAB character cannot be typed on most text
The file name cache does not fill up automatically. Instead, you load file names into the cache using these commands:
Add each file name in directory to the file name cache.
Add each file name in directory and all of its nested subdirectories to the file name cache.
Add each file name in directory and all of its nested
subdirectories to the file name cache, using
locate to find
Add each file name in each directory listed in variable to the
file name cache. variable should be a Lisp variable whose value
is a list of directories, like
Clear the cache; that is, remove all file names from it.
The file name cache is not persistent: it is kept and maintained
only for the duration of the Emacs session. You can view the contents
of the cache with the