Is there a quicker way to rename bookmarks?

When I hit r in the Bookmark List, bmkp-bmenu-edit-bookmark-name-and-location asks me for the new name, but it also asks me for a new location, which is something I don't want to answer every time, cause it's the same location.

It also asks me to save the changes when I've done that, which I also don't want to be prompted for.

  • I usually open bookmark file and edit it there
    – Maxim Kim
    Commented Jun 28, 2023 at 7:59

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There are a few possibilities:

  1. When r asks for the bookmark location (target) you can just use RET to get the default value (no location change). IOW, rename the bookmark, then hit RET.

  2. If you don't want to do even that (hit RET) then you can bind r (or any other key) to the vanilla Emacs command bookmark-bmenu-rename. It doesn't let you (ands so doesn't ask you to) relocate the target.

  3. C-u r or e lets you edit the full bookmark -- any of its data, without having to edit your bookmark file directly, searching for the bookmark, etc. After changing whatever you want to change (e.g., just the bookmark name), use C-c C-c to save your changes.

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