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fzf.el MELPA

An Emacs front-end for fzf.



fzf.el can be installed through MELPA.


fzf.el comes with some example commands to try out

  • M-x switch-buffer
  • M-x fzf-find-file
  • M-x fzf-find-file-in-dir
  • M-x fzf-recentf
  • M-x fzf-grep

But the real action is writing your own.

fzf.el exposes three functions:

  • fzf-with-entries (entries action &optional directory): run fzf, passing in an elisp list and running the function action with the user's selected results
  • fzf-with-command (command action &optional directory): run a shell command and directly pass to fzf. An optimization on top of fzf-with-entries so that the output does not have to be stored in emacs before sending to fzf anyway.
  • fzf-base (action &optional directory): run fzf with the user's default FZF_DEFAULT_COMMAND

Using these functions, it's easy to define your own commands that use fzf:

(defun fzf-example ()
   (list "a" "b" "c")

Or more exiciting: fzf-find-file

(defun fzf-find-file (&optional directory)
  (let ((d (fzf/resolve-directory directory)))
    (lambda (x)
        (let ((f (expand-file-name x d)))
        (when (file-exists-p f)
            (find-file f))))