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is it possible to let helm complete the current file name in helm-dired-do-rename? It is not convenient if I need to type in a long name only to change a part of it. Thank you for your help!

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You can navigate to that file, execute persistent actdion (default is C-z) to complete it, then start modifying.

  • Thank you for the reply. I am not sure of what you said. But in dired buffer I navigate to the file, then hit shift+R to rename it, and select it in helm buffer, then Ctrl+Z, nothing happens. – godblessfq May 24 '15 at 18:00
  • You can do it this way: run helm-find-files (probably you assigned it to< C-x C-f on the file you want to rename, press M-R to rename then type a new name. If you want to reuse the existing name, press C-z. – Tu Do May 24 '15 at 18:15
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Actually this is documented in the helm wiki:

To yank the symbol at point from helm-current-buffer (i.e. buffer where a helm command originated):

M-n

Alternatively, customize helm-yank-symbol-first to enable

C-w

to always yank the whole symbol on first invocation.

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