How do I move the 'cursor' to the left/right in helm when typing a filepath? Currently my left arrow seems to be mapped to a backspace / clear word.

I'm using Spacemacs in evil mode.

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You can use the standard Emacs commands C-f and C-b for forward and backward char. It's convenient to learn those, as you can also navigate canditates with C-n and C-p.

You can also use C-l to go up a parent level.

For a tour on Helm, I suggest reading Tuhdo's guide.

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