Windows 10, Emacs 25.1, Helm

If I want to delete buffers from helm-mini I use the next steps:

  1. Open helm using helm-mini
  2. Scroll through the list and mark the ones you want to delete with C-Spc
  3. And all you want are selected, press M-S-d / M-D

This deletes all selected buffers and closes helm.

Here result:


and here result message:


OK. It's work.

But I wan't to close helm-mini after kill buffers.

Is it possible?


1 Answer 1


Use C-c d (helm-buffer-run-kill-persistent). Here is its doc-string:

C-c d runs the command helm-buffer-run-kill-persistent (found in helm-buffer-map), which is an interactive compiled Lisp function in ‘helm-buffers.el’.

It is bound to C-c d.


Kill buffer without quitting helm.

And C-h m (helm-help) also mentions it:

C-c d Delete buffer without leaving Helm.

  • It's work but...if I select 10 buffers it's ask me "KIll buffer XXX" 10 times! Commented Oct 18, 2017 at 15:41
  • @Alexei No sure about your problem, it works fine here. Maybe you can try to file an issue to the maintainer of helm on GitHub.
    – xuchunyang
    Commented Oct 18, 2017 at 15:53
  • Can confirm that C-c d demands the user answer y or n for each buffer to kill. Commented Oct 18, 2017 at 16:28
  • Helm support - fix this problem. See here : github.com/emacs-helm/helm/issues/1900 Commented Oct 19, 2017 at 12:05

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