Visible bookmarks in buffer for GNU Emacs 22.x / 23.x / 24.x (XEmacs 21.x).
This package provides visible, buffer local, bookmarks and the ability to jump forward and backward to the next bookmark.
It was created because I missed the bookmarks from M$ Visual Studio in GNU Emacs. I think they provide an easy way to navigate in a buffer.
- Cycle through bookmarks in all open buffers in LIFO order
- Toggle bookmarks. Jump to next/previous bookmark.
- Setting bookmarks based on a regexp. (Useful when searching logfiles.)
- Mouse navigation.
- Annotate bookmarks.
- Different wrapping modes.
- Different bookmarks styles, line-only, fringe-only or both.
- Persistent bookmarks (buffer local), also in non-file buffers (info) and indirect buffers.
- List bookmarks (in all buffers) in a separate buffer.
- Cycle through bookmarks in all open buffers.
To use bm.el, put it in your load-path and add the following to your .emacs
(autoload 'bm-toggle "bm" "Toggle bookmark in current buffer." t) (autoload 'bm-next "bm" "Goto bookmark." t) (autoload 'bm-previous "bm" "Goto previous bookmark." t)
To make it easier to use, assign the commands to some keys.
M$ Visual Studio key setup.
(global-set-key (kbd "<C-f2>") 'bm-toggle) (global-set-key (kbd "<f2>") 'bm-next) (global-set-key (kbd "<S-f2>") 'bm-previous)
Click on fringe to toggle bookmarks, and use mouse wheel to move between them.
(global-set-key (kbd "<left-fringe> <mouse-5>") 'bm-next-mouse) (global-set-key (kbd "<left-fringe> <mouse-4>") 'bm-previous-mouse) (global-set-key (kbd "<left-fringe> <mouse-1>") 'bm-toggle-mouse)
If you would like the markers on the right fringe instead of the left, add the following line:
(setq bm-marker 'bm-marker-right)
If you would like to cycle bookmark in LIFO order, add the following line:
(setq bm-in-lifo-order t)
If you would like to cycle through bookmarks in all open buffers, add the following line:
(setq bm-cycle-all-buffers t)
Reviews and comments:
- A Visual Bookmarks package for Emacs
- Bookmark Mania
- EmacsWiki: VisibleBookmarks
- A couple of useful Emacs modes
- Part of Debian package: emacs-goodies-el
- A solution to the question 'How to highlight a particular line in emacs?' on StackOverflow