scenario: I have a bunch of programs that generate output, the programs and output are open in buffers and the programs are one filetype eg .r and the output is another filetype eg .txt
I want to cycle thru buffers for a certain file type, e.g. the txt files. I want a shortcut I can press to immediately move to the next txt file in the bufferlist.
I am not sure why this doesn't work:
set wildchar=<Tab> wildmenu wildmode=full map yy :b<space>*.txt<tab><tab><cr>
The error gVim gives:
E93: More than one match for *.txt
I also tried removing other file types from the buffer list using nobl but as far as I can tell I can only remove them one at a time, I can't do, e.g.
:set nobl *.r
I realize there are a lot of plugins e.g. fzf, SelectBuf, Editsimilar etc, but I'm doubtful any of them do what I want(?) and I feel there should be a simple solution. I don't want to use autocomplete or rifle thru a list. I just want to move to the next file using a shortcut. I am also aware of args but I am already restricting that list for another reason
related question: How can I keep a buffer list per window in Vim?