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windows 10, Emacs 25.1, Helm

I open buffer scratch

and execute 3 commands sequence:

  1. M-x I-search
  2. helm-occur
  3. replace-string

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Nice. It's work fine. But now I want to show in list all of this commands in stack mode.

Smt like this:

replace-string
helm-occur
I-search

And then I want to select one of them (e.g. I-search) and execute them.

How I can do this?

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If you are looking to have commands that you previously entered at the M-x prompt available as completion candidates, then Icicles can help.

There are several ways in which you can use completion against candidates from minibuffer histories. One simple one is to use M-h. For example, M-x M-h shows your M-x inputs in buffer *Completions*. You can type text to complete or just cycle to the command you want, etc.


UPDATE to reply to comment question:

You can download Icicles from EmacsWiki. See Downloading Icicles Libraries.

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  • Where I can download package "icicles"? In MELPA it not found Sep 1 '18 at 12:09
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    @Alexei: Updated answer to provide that info. Thx.
    – Drew
    Sep 1 '18 at 14:57
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Looks like you already use helm - as you gave the example of helm-occur. Helm comes with helm-minibuffer-history - try

M-x helm-minibuffer-history

The usual way of selecting helm candidates works here too.

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    I get error: helm-M-x: Error: Attempt to use minibuffer history outside a minibuffer Aug 17 '18 at 16:12
  • Known bug : github.com/emacs-helm/helm/issues/1655. Update your helm, restart emacs to be sure, and then try again.
    – Jeeves
    Aug 17 '18 at 16:43
  • Doesn't work for me either. Even with an updated helm and a restarted Emacs, I still get the same error as @a_subscriber.
    – kotchwane
    Mar 18 at 12:51
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There are any number of minibuffer histories, each recording minibuffer input for various calls to completing-read.

You seem to be looking for the history of commands entered at the M-x prompt. Variable extended-command-history records that history. So just use C-h v extended-command-history to see the list in *Help*, or just evaluate extended-command-history in Lisp to get the list.

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  • No customizable group, face, or option matching (extended-command-history) Aug 28 '18 at 7:16
  • Minibuffer history variables, and extended-command-history, are not user options. They are used to record minibuffer input. You or Lisp code can use them (including reset any of them) at any time. C-h v shows a list value for extended-command-history: the commands you invoked using M-x. In the example you cite, you apparently invoked (only) those 4 commands using M-x.
    – Drew
    Aug 28 '18 at 13:58
  • I want to select command from list (like helm do). Not like this: extended-command-history is a variable defined in ‘simple.el’. Its value is ("helm-occur" "yafolding-hide-element" "json-pretty-print" "yafolding-show-element" "highlight-symbol-remove-all" "magit-status" "customize-variable" "rename-buffer" "magit-list-repositories" "new-frame") Aug 28 '18 at 15:07

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