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Using Occur to to recursively search in a directory [duplicate]

I use 'occur' to search for regexp in current buffer and edit the results in occur buffer . Now my requirement is to search all the files in a directory(including sub-directories ) and edit the ...
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How to recursively search / grep file contents in a directory / subdirectories in Emacs?

I'm using Emacs for quite some time and I still somehow fail to understand what is the best way to (recursively) grep for a string within a (project) directory and get the results presented either as ...
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How can I edit the Helm results buffer and have the changes reflected in the original buffers?

I've seen this demonstrated before in various screencasts and can't find it searching through the docs. I do use helm-swoop-edit quite often in a single buffer but when I need to change all ...
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How do I search and replace over a set of files?

I'd like to define a set of files within which I can search and replace text. To clarify: I would like to be able to search, e.g., in all files xk*.tex in a given directory (and excluding backup ...
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How to configure org-mode properly after upgrading from 7.9.3

On the orgmode site it says that if you upgrade from org-mode v.7.9.4f to v.8+: You must search your configuration for the existence of varaibles starting with org-export- and change their names (e....
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How do I refactor across a project in emacs (change method name everywhere)?

I want to rewrite parts of an opensource project. This includes renaming methods. How can I do that efficiently in emacs across the whole project? I would rather not use hacks such as search and ...
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How to convert lines to an org-mode checklist?

Suppose I have the following list. I'd like to convert it to a checklist. Lec 1 | 1:20:36 Lec 2 | 1:10:32 Lec 3 | 1:08:33 Lec 4 | 1:20:33 Lec 5 | 1:16:50 Lec ...
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How can I run a keyboard macro in selected buffers from Ibuffer or selected files from dired?

If I have to do some variable name refactoring, I use ag and multiple-cursors. But when I have to do some code block removal/addition/moving, I use keyboard macros. But I need to switch to each ...
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find-grep-dired equivalents for ack and ag

Is there an equivalent find-grep-dired using ack or ag? With the ability to specify the directory where the search starts? The Dired output itself is not so important (in fact I prefer the ack-mode ...
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What is the easiest way to search all useful files inside a single project?

What is the easiest way to search for a regexp throughout the contents all files in the current project, skipping files that are not useful? Useless files are things like compiled files, imported ...