Is it possible to reset the alternate buffer in a vim session to what it was previously?
By alternate buffer, I mean the one that is referred to by #, i.e. the one that is displayed when you enter cntl-^.
Say I've got two files open main.c and other.c and :ls gives me:
1 %a "main.c" lines 27 2 # "other.c" lines 56
Say I open another file, e.g. refer.c, :ls will now give me:
1 %a "main.c" lines 27 2 "other.c" lines 56 3 # "refer.c" lines 125
If I delete the buffer containing refer.c, :ls now shows:
1 %a "main.c" lines 27 2 "other.c" lines 56
But if I do a cntl-^, refer.c will be displayed again!
Is there some way to get vim to reset the alternate buffer back to what it last was automatically? A "history" of alternate buffers?
Or am I stuck with doing a :2 b to reload other.c into the alternate buffer?
Or maybe there is a good reason for this behaviour?
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