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Counsel M-x always shows “^”

I installed Counsel/Ivy/Swiper and so far everything works fine. But when I call counsel-M-x via key bind M-x an "^" char is always added. I have no clue why this is happening and how to get rid of it ...
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Code auto completion with ivy

In a big C++ project I use dabberv-expand (aka M-/). Rtags, ctags, csope etc do not work by different reasons. Unfortunately I do not know how to enforce dabbrev to use a fuzzy search. So I decided to ...
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Do not open dired for directories when using counsel-find-file

I've recently started using spacemacs with ivy, and what drives me nuts is that I instinctively press RET when a directory is selected to descend into it, which opens dired instead. Is there a way to ...
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ivy preview buffer without buffer creation

When searching in a project using a counsel-ag, I want to implement a preview, similar to the counsel-grep. Now I use copy-paste from counsel-ag with :update-fn (lambda () (counsel-grep-...
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What's the equivalent of `helm-find` in ivy/counsel? I want to find files **recursively**

helm-find is Preconfigured ‘helm’ for the find shell command I need the same functionality with ivy/counsel.
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Sort ripgrep results based on proximity to current buffer

I use counsel-projectile-rg to search within the project I work on. But there is my sub-project inside this big repo that most of my development is in. Is there a way to sort ripgrep results based on ...
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Show counsel-ag results in separate buffer?

I use counsel-projectile for Ivy + Projectile interoperability. But, when I run something like C-c p s s / M-x counsel-projectile-ag, the results are shown in the minibuffer, and I can't see any ...
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after previous `counsel-yank-pop`, `yank` the last yanked entry

short: after a counsel-yank-pop, yank does not yank the same entry. How can I achieve that behavior? long: Having a kill-ring like: foo bar baz When doing a C-y (yank) and M-y (yank-pop) 'bar' ...
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Rebind TAB to show help in counsel minibuffer

I'm in the process of migrating from helm to ivy/counsel, and I would like to replicate a binding that I had in my previous setup. When browsing the results minibuffer (for example in counsel-M-x), ...
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default of “calling” when run counsel-git-grep

counsel-git-grep is nice to search git repository, but by default it can't show the candidate lively. Meaning if I use down arrow to select the next candidate, the buffer doesn't change, and one ...
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How do I cycle through file locations on counsel results?

I'm trying to look for all the occurrences of a word in my project and I'm using counsel for this. I get the list of occurrences and their locations in the minibuffer, but I'd like to cycle through ...
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Equivalent to `ido-find-file` functionality for ivy/counsel?

I really like how ido-find-file, if it can’t find a file matching your string (and you’ve let it idle for like a second), will search your whole home directory for files matching that string, and then ...
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migrated from emacs 25 to 26.1: cannot force find-file/counsel-projectile-find-file to always open buffer in current window

Recently I migrated from emacs 25 to 26.1. Before I reached the window behaviour, where I could always open a file at the window at point. The most simple case to illustrate undesired behaviour: I ...
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Specifying filetype when using counsel-git-grep

I'm using counsel-git-grep to search inside a project for a specific string, which works great. However, I would like to additionally specify a filetype pattern to reduce the result set. I tried ...
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How can I store an org-link to a list of search results from ivy-occur?

When I use counsel-rg to grep through a directory hierarchy, once a list of search results has been displayed in the minibuffer, I can use ivy-occur to save the list in a dedicated buffer. How can I ...
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Can counsel functions use ido-flex style matching?

I've gotten so used to (setq ido-enable-flex-matching t) that I really notice its absence in various counsel-FOO functions. Is there a way to turn on flex matching for counsel? I haven’t been able ...
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Using default results with ivy and `read-file-name`

I have recently started using ivy, and I've been very happy with it. The only behaviour which I've found quite surprising, is the combination of completions and read-file-name. As an example, if I ...
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Why does ivy 1.13.0 from GNU ELPA have counsel included?

MELPA has a package called counsel. Most guides on the ivy package recommend installing counsel as well. GNU ELPA doesn't have counsel. Why doesn't it? I've installed ivy 0.13.0 from GNU ELPA. I don'...
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counsel-ag shows no output

I try to use counsel-ag to grep through all files in a directory for a string. Basically, I thought this is what it was made for. I have ag 2.2.0 installed via macports on OS X 10.10.5 and it works ...
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Searching a specific project sub-directory with projectile

I recently found Projectile and I am loving it. I really like the ivy/counsel integration as well. One thing is missing though: I am working on a huge project of hundreds of files. This is stored in ...
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Accessing login-shell variables (from counsel-find-file)

With #'counsel-find-file, I can type $ to access environment variables, but it appears these belong to a special emacs environment and are not login-shell-wide. Can I access the latter kind of ...
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Use counsel/ivy to insert org-links?

I'm trying to use counsel/ivy to insert org links, but I haven't found a way to do this. I just want something to replace org-insert-link with a counsel interface. Can anyone help?
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temporary change magit-display-buffer-function

I have create this little helper to easy jump to my last used git projects, I using magit-status-internal to open a status buffer and I set magit-display-buffer-function so that the status is open in ...
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Making counsel-find-file not open dired on ./

I sometimes "accidentally" hit TAB again when I've already completed myself into a subdirectory. This means the current dir ./ is highlighted and ivy opens it with dired. This is basically never ever ...
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Why does `term-emulate-terminal` get executed every time `read-from-minibuffer` gets executed?

Why does term-emulate-terminal get executed every time I execute counsel-switch-buffer if and only if the *terminal* buffer is open in a window. If the *terminal* buffer is not in a window term-...
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ivy counsel find-file with similar name

In the directory I have mongodb.js, now I want to create a db.js file but if I type the name and press enter counsel-find-file use regex to open mongodb.js. How can i create a db.js with counsel-find-...
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enable counsel-projectile by default

I want to enable counsel-projectile-mode by default. I have added (counsel-projectile-mode) to .emacs file as per project's usage guide but it doesn't work; meaning projectile still uses ido for ...
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Why can't Emacs find counsel and swiper, even though they (and Ivy) seem installed, and Ivy working?

Why can't Emacs find counsel and swiper, even though they (as well as ivy) seem installed, and moreover Ivy mode is enabled, and seems to be working? This is what I get when I try the following: (...
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How can I search through registers via counsel?

I need something like helm-register which lists all the registers and it can be searched through.
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Some keybinding stopped working this morning with error “Wrong type argument: arrayp, nil”

I used counsel-org-goto-all to jump between headings. This morning, the command (which I have bound to C-;) stopped working with this error: Wrong type argument: arrayp, nil. I have searched on the ...
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Using Counsel with write-file and insert-file

What is the simplest way to have Counsel versions of write-file (C-x C-w) and insert-file (C-x i)? I would like these replacements to work similarly to counsel-find-file (typically bound to C-x C-f). ...
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C-g doesn't work within Counsel's action menu (M-o)

Let's say I'm completing a file with counsel-find-file. I then press M-o to show the menu with available actions. If within that menu, I press C-g, I get the message "C-g is not bound". The ...
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can I have swiper and counsel as “add-ons” and not the default binding

I like the powers that counsel/ivy/swiper gives me, specially for C-s and C-x C-f, but since installing it, I've started missing the vanilla emacs C-s and C-x C-f. It would be awesome if I can "call" ...
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how to make counsel-locate respect my cwd

Emacs has a concept of "current directory", shown by doing M-x pwd I can change to specific directory by doing M-x cd I recently installed swiper/counsel/ivy, to make searching easier. Since the ...