I have some commonly used helm regexp search patterns, can I save them for quick reuse?

Maybe bind them to shortcuts?

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In general, you should be able to bind a macro to any key for a specific task as long as you know the corresponding keymap. For example:

(define-key helm-map (kbd "C-c l") (kbd "../"))

Now, C-cl will enter ../ during all helm sessions.

If you want to bind it only for a specific helm command, you can look at the various helm-*-maps available. However, not all helm commands define their own map, so you may need to resort to more extreme measures. If that's the case, a new question may be appropriate.

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