How can one search a specific name or a pattern for the name of a specific package on the package menu returned from M-x list-packages?

In documentation it says type f. but in my case it yields an empty table list of packages.

Same question generally for filtering this table based on package name, keywords, version(equality, and optional inequality expressions) , status, archive, namely the column names.

  • What about C-s? – Nsukami _ Jun 10 '15 at 21:33
  • :) nice. But wanna filter the table of the packages. Only see the related packages, based on name or keyword pattern match. – sçuçu Jun 10 '15 at 21:37
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    A post about packages filtering – Nsukami _ Jun 10 '15 at 21:56

f works for me. Does it not work for you even if you start Emacs without your init file (i.e., emacs -Q)?

If that works for you, then recursively bisect your init file to find out what is interfering. You can use command comment-region to comment out a region of text (C-u with the command uncomments the region). Comment out 1/2, then 3/4, 7/8, 15/16, 31/32,... - it is very quick to do (binary search).

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