In addition to a quickfix list, Vim also has a location list. It behaves just like a quickfix list, except that it stays local to the current window. While you can have only one quickfix list in a single Vim session, you can have as many location lists as you want.
To populate a location list, you can prefix most quickfix-operating commands with the letter l (such as :lgrep or :lmake).
Shortcuts also replace the :c prefix with the :l prefix:
- :lopen opens the location window
- :lclose closes the window
- :lnext navigates to the next item in a location list
- :lprevious navigates to the previous item in a location list
- :lwindow toggles the quickfix window only if the errors were present
In general, you will use a quickfix list when ...