List Matching Lines in Emacs

learned 2 new commands from a emacs hacker friend Jon Snader (jcs): multi-occur and multi-occur-in-matching-buffers.

See his blog about several ways of listing matching lines:

  • Working With Matching Lines In Emacs (2012-01-15) By Jon Snader. @ Source

there, he covered several ways to list matching lines in current buffer or existing buffers.

if you are new to emacs, you might think “i'll just call unix grep; one less thing to learn”. Actually, the emacs commands are much more convenient. I use them several times everyday for past years.

if you want to know the ways to find matching lines in files (as opposed to already opened files), see also: Emacs: Searching for Text in Files (grep, find).

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