next-buffer - Switch to the next buffer
find-buffer - Switch to the next buffer
n next-buffer (C-x x)
n find-buffer "buffer-name" (C-x b)
next-buffer switches to the nth next buffer in the buffer list in the current window, the default n is 1, if n is negative then the 0-nth previous buffer is selected. If 0 or a number greater than the number of buffers is specified then the command fails.
find-buffer switches to buffer "buffer-name" in the current window. If the buffer does not exist and a zero argument n is supplied then the command fails. If the buffer does not exist but no argument or a positive argument n is specified then a new buffer is created, at which point the file-hook is evaluated.
If a negative argument n is given to find-buffer then the buffer will be hidden. Any window displaying "buffer-name" will find another buffer to display. This functionality is often used with the hide(2m) buffer mode. If a value of -1 is given then the buffer will not be hidden in a window whose $window-flags(5) are set to lock the buffer to the window. If a value of less than -1 is given then the buffer is hidden from all windows.
The numeric argument of find-buffer is treated as a bit mask as follows:
If the current buffer has an $buffer-ehook command set then this command is executed before the new buffer is switched in. If the new buffer has a $buffer-bhook command set then this command is automatically executed after the new buffer is switched in but before control returns to the user.
Copyright (c) 1998-2006 JASSPA
Last Modified: 2006/08/19
Generated On: 2006/10/07