FFAP mode replaces certain key bindings for finding files, including
C-x C-f, with commands that provide more sensitive defaults.
These commands behave like the ordinary ones when given a prefix
argument. Otherwise, they get the default file name or URL from the
text around point. If what is found in the buffer has the form of a
URL rather than a file name, the commands use
This feature is useful for following references in mail or news
buffers, README files, MANIFEST files, and so on. The
‘ffap’ package's commentary available via C-h p under the
‘files’ keyword and the
ffap Custom group provide details.
You can turn on FFAP minor mode by calling
make the following key bindings and to install hooks for using
ffap in Rmail, Gnus and VM article buffers.
ffap-read-only, analogous to
ffap-alternate-file, analogous to
ffap-list-directory, analogous to
ffap-other-window, analogous to
ffap-read-only-other-window, analogous to
ffap-dired-other-window, analogous to
ffap-other-frame, analogous to
ffap-read-only-other-frame, analogous to
ffap-dired-other-frame, analogous to
ffap-at-mousefinds the file guessed from text around the position of a mouse click.