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How could I get something like a buffer/argument list or a filter for individual windows, with a chosen subset of the buffers?

So I could have a window just for header files in C (files ending in .h), which I can quickly cycle through, and navigate with a substring in a command like :b. But say there's both main.c and main.h, because it's looking at only *.h, using :<dream-command-like-b> main won't complain there's both main.c and main.h and will take me to main.h.

I see location lists are window-local but I don't think they're what I'm looking for.

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    I'm afraid you'd have to implement such a feature yourself where you'd have dedicated functions to open and dispatch files into the right windows. – Luc Hermitte Feb 20 at 13:58
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    arglist is window-local, if you execute :arglocal. – Matt Feb 20 at 14:04
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    it might be possible, but I am not aware of a plugin that provides this. So you might need to implement it yourself as a plugin. – Christian Brabandt Feb 20 at 16:29
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    Possibly related post: Split: automatically load corresponding file. Personally, I use projectionist – Peter Rincker Feb 20 at 16:43
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Use https://github.com/vim-ctrlspace/vim-ctrlspace . It attaches buffers to a tab. Ctrl-space + w to navigate buffers in the tab(by default).

I think that is the default but I might have changed the plugin locally.

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  • I guess that you want a buffer list per tab since it is more reasonable. I don't know about buffer list per window. – eyal karni Mar 9 at 8:48

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