Speed bar

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Speedbar is another frame which displays information about the current buffer, allowing you to better navigate your sources. It is a part of GNU Emacs since version 23.2.

Speedbar can use etags, imenu,… to parse C, C++, Java, texinfo, Makefiles, etc. and provides alternate views into each individual files. For example, for C files, function list and variable lists are provided for quick navigation within files.


Call M-x speedbar, it will launch the speedbar in a different frame. To automatically launch speedbar at startup, add this in your ~/.emacs :

 (speedbar 1)

If you don't want to launch it when you use emacs in console :

 (when window-system ; start speedbar if we're using a window system 
 (speedbar t))

See also

sr-speedbar (available with package.el) is a speed bar in the same frame.

See also project-explorer, a full-featured tree project explorer (available in ELPA)

emacs-nav is a simple in-frame file-system navigation bar.

Ztree consists of two utilities. ztree-dir permits to browse a directory as a tree and ztree-diff is to diff two directories. See github page for explanations and screenshots.

dired-subtree (in MELPA) extends dired, in that it offers commands to display a subdirectory below its line and indent its listing to resemble a tree-like structure (instead of displaying the subtree at the end of the dired buffer, as it is done with the key i).

| neo-tree, an emacs tree plugin like NerdTree for Vim.