I'm getting this error when trying to run helm-git-grep. As soon as I start typing the first character of the pattern, I get this:

Error running timer: (error "Candidates function `helm-git-grep-process' should run a process")
  • Show your code or provide a step-by-step recipe, starting from emacs -Q (no init file). If you don't get the error without your init file then consider reporting the problem to the Helm maintainer.
    – Drew
    Feb 9, 2018 at 21:06

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It works if I have a file open that is part of a git repository.

If I open a file that isn't part of a git repository then I get that error.

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