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I find Helm's space separated queries very useful.

However, on occasion, particularly while using the @ prefix (searching for match within a buffer in helm-mini) I would like to be able to specify a single search string which includes a space.

E.g. @Find\ buffer\ matching\ this\ text

Is this possible?

  • Any chance you could just enter a space literal with C-q followed by <space>? – Dan Oct 9 '14 at 13:14
  • @Dan I think that requires an extra key press compare with escape character. – Tu Do Oct 9 '14 at 13:47
  • @TuDo Thanks for opening the ticket. – conorbev Oct 10 '14 at 12:01
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I don't think it's possible. I opened an issue here.

Edit: It's not possible.

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It is possible to search names with spaces using \\ escaping. For example if there are two buffers opened, one named "file with spaces" and the second named "filewithoutspaces", then, in helm-mini, pattern "with spaces" will find both buffers, while pattern "with spaces \\ " (note the space at the end) will find only the buffer with space in name.

Still, I cannot find a way to search with space in buffer contents.

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