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Use this page to discuss script 159 minibufexpl: buffer explorer taking very little screen space

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An improved version of this script exists here. It adds some keybindings and the ability to open buffers in split and vertically split windows.


Script has not been updated since 2004.

See updated version at and


  • There are errors from regular expressions when the buffer name contains "~" - like foo.txt~