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bug #63433: [Wish] jump to existing buffer when opening an already-open file

Submitter:  Benno Schulenberg <bens>
Submitted:  Mon 28 Nov 2022 08:44:27 AM UTC
Severity:  1 - Wish Status:  None
Assigned to:  None Open/Closed:  Open

Mon 28 Nov 2022 08:44:27 AM UTC, original submission:  

(Original request was made in bug #34898.)

When using multiple buffers, nano creates a new buffer for each file that I open, even if that file is already open in an existing buffer (in the same nano).

This does not seem like a bug, but more of a usability issue. Many text editors check to see if a file is already "opened" in an existing buffer, and if so, instead of opening the requested file in a new buffer, switch to the existing one.

Benno Schulenberg <bens>
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