With GlobalFF you can find and open any file on your system within seconds. Literally. It’s the iswitchb of opening files (see IswitchBuffers).

It uses locate which is a standard tool on GNU/Linux. Of course, locate has Windows ports, so it should work out-of-the-box on Windows too if locate is installed..

Source code

Change log

See also: LocateFilesAnywhere


This is developed on GnuEmacs but should work on XEmacs, too.

To use this on MacOS, you can use the mdfind command instead of locate.

                    "-onlyin" (getenv "HOME")
                    (concat "kMDItemDisplayName == '" input "'wc"))

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