Buffers are internal representations of files. Every file you open will have a corresponding buffer. Let's open a file from the command line: vim animal_farm.py. Now, let's see a list of existing buffers:
Here's what the output of :ls looks like (see the bottom three lines):
The status bar shows some information about the buffers we have open (we only have one right now):
- 1 is the buffer number, and it'll stay constant throughout the Vim session
- % indicates that the buffer ...