I started using ranger and it's awesome, but one thing bothers me: It keeps every visited folder open in a buffer, so it floods my buffer list.

There are two options that seem to be made to solve this problem:

  • Ranger Cleanup Eagerly
  • Ranger Cleanup On Disable

The first one makes ranger unusable as I cannot open folders anymore in ranger-mode (could be a bug). The second one sounds exactly like what I am looking for, but has no effect either.

What am I doing wrong?

  • I could not tag "ranger" because my reputation is too low. – itmuckel Jun 13 '16 at 18:46
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    I don't use ranger, but since it is an extension of dired-mode, perhaps a dired-mode solution would work? How do I stop emacs dired mode from opening so many buffers?: stackoverflow.com/questions/1839313/… – lawlist Jun 23 '16 at 6:09
  • Could be related to the problem, but the answers there suggest opening files with a or i, but these keys have no/a different meaning in ranger. I don't think it's important, but I use Windows 10 and emacs – itmuckel Jun 23 '16 at 16:07

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