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A "minibuffer" is a special buffer that Emacs commands use to read
arguments more complicated than the single numeric prefix argument.
These arguments include file names, buffer names, and command names (as
in `M-x'). The minibuffer is displayed on the bottom line of the
screen, in the same place as the echo area, but only while it is in use
for reading an argument.
- Intro to Minibuffers
- Basic information about minibuffers.
- Text from Minibuffer
- How to read a straight text string.
- Object from Minibuffer
- How to read a Lisp object or expression.
- Minibuffer History
- Recording previous minibuffer inputs
so the user can reuse them.
- How to invoke and customize completion.
- Yes-or-No Queries
- Asking a question with a simple answer.
- Multiple Queries
- Asking a series of similar questions.
- Minibuffer Misc
- Various customization hooks and variables.
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