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I've been experimenting with M-x compile recently (I'm using it to start my node.js-project which will output a stack-trace if there is an error.

I get traces like this:

Error: Configuration property "loggers" is not defined
    at Config.get (/home/myuser/path/to/project/node_modules/config/lib/config.js:179:11)
    at Object.<anonymous> (/home/myuser/path/to/project/lib/setup-logging.js:14:26)
    at Module._compile (module.js:570:32)
    at Object.Module._extensions..js (module.js:579:10)
    at Module.load (module.js:487:32)
    at tryModuleLoad (module.js:446:12)
    at Function.Module._load (module.js:438:3)
    at Module.require (module.js:497:17)
    at require (internal/module.js:20:19)
    at Object.<anonymous> (/home/myuser/path/to/project/index.js:6:1)
    at Module._compile (module.js:570:32)
    at Object.Module._extensions..js (module.js:579:10)
    at Module.load (module.js:487:32)
    at tryModuleLoad (module.js:446:12)
    at Function.Module._load (module.js:438:3)
    at Module.runMain (module.js:604:10)

Each of the paths there is actually nicely clickable, however when I do click it (or navigate to it and press RET), emacs isn't smart enough to open the right file. Instead, I get a helm-popup saying Find this error in (default setup-logging.js:14): /home/myuser/path/to/project/directory/of/the/currently/open/file where I then have to navigate to the file myself.

I've looked through the docs but I couldn't find anything relating to this issue, can you guys help me out here?

PS: I'm actually using projectile-compile-project rather than compile directly, but I get the same results with plain compile.

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After some tinkering, I was able to trace the problem to emacs wrongly recognizing the column in the trace output as the line number. All I had to do was add a new regexp to compilation-error-regexp-alist-alist like described in this nice post (note that I had to restart emacs for the changes to take effect).

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