I am a fairly new Emacs user and just switched to using Spacemacs instead of trying to do all of the Vim configuration myself. It included a whole bunch of packages that I had not been using before, including Helm. I am willing to bet that I am missing something completely obvious, but I can't figure out how to search up a directory for file names without leaving the Helm search results.
What I am doing:
- I type
:e <TAB>and get a list of filenames.
- I see I am in the wrong directory and type
../to go up a directory
- Helm shows me anything in the current directory with any two characters followed by
What I want to happen:
- I type
:e <TAB>followed by
../or some other simple sequence
- Helm shows me the contents of the directory above my current location
I see that I can type
:e ../<TAB> to get the contents of the directory above me or that I can hit
<ESC> followed by
../<TAB> but these both hide the search result window which I find a minor annoyance.
I feel that this is simple enough that I must be missing something. Is there a way to get this behavior?