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How to use Emacs on MS Windows for UNIX-like commands?

I tried running find-name-dired from one of my dired buffers. I got this: find . "(" -iname "*.cc" ")" -exec ls -ld {} ";" File not found - "*.cc" ...
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How to ignore some directories with find-grep-dired?

When I search with find-grep-dired it also searches /Library/ directory and finds hundreds of cached links. Is there a way to ignore /Library/ directory? I found this : M-x customize-option <return&...
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error in process sentinel: Wrong type argument: integer-or-marker-p, nil

I get this error when I search dired with M-x find-name-dired: error in process sentinel: Wrong type argument: integer-or-marker-p, nil The search finds the files then ends with this error. I'm not ...
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find-name-dired : save selection of files for reuse?

I try to use find-name-dired, everything works out as expected. Is there a way to save the selection of files for reuse?
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How can I prevent ` running timer: (void-function vc-git-root)` error

vc-git-root walks up the tree until it finds the directory that contains the .git subdir and declares that to be the root of the repo. But if there is not .git folder in the root directory, (vc-git-...
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How can I recursively find and replace in the current git repository

I am working inside a git-repo. Here I want to apply my search operation based on the root directory of the git repo that current buffer is open. Here I do: find-dired "~/my_project" ... in ...
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syntax error near unexpected token `(' when running find-name-dired

find-name-dired is raising the following error. Is the format incorrect? M-x find-name-dired RET; Find-name (directory): ~/test RET; Find-name (filename wildcard): test.txt RET Result: /path/to/...
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Searching in Dired for content in files while filtering files

From Dired, I'd like to be able to search for content pretty much like I do on my MAC Finder, while showing the files that match the criteria/regular expression (and no other files). I don't want the ...
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After query-replace using my-find-files, how to automatically delete-other-windows?

I am following answer for Using Emacs to recursively find and replace in text files not already open My setup: (defun my-find-files () (interactive) (find-dired "~/folder" "-name \\*...
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How to ignore files starting with `flycheck_` on `find-name-dired`?

During my search I keep having an error as follows: Search failed with status 1: find: ‘/home/user/folder/flycheck_Driver.py’: No such file or directory [Q] Is there any way to ignore files as ...
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Tramp `find-dired`: wrong type argument error

If i use find-dired in a remote directory (from Tramp) then I get a wrong type argument: processp, nil error. It works on a local dir. All I pass to find is '-iname "blah"'. /sftp:[email protected]:...
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How to replace strings including `.` (dot) as first character using dired-do-find-regexp-and-replace

(defun my-find-orgfiles () (interactive) (find-name-dired "." "*py")) (global-set-key (kbd "M-n") 'my-find-orgfiles) Than, t to toggle marked/unmarked files (thus marking them all, since none ...
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find files containing "Emacs"

I employed find within the current directory to find files containing "emacs" $ find . -type f -iname "*emacs*" | nl | tail -3 34 ./sources/tech/20190916 The Emacs Series Exploring ts.el.md ...
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Recursively find and replace default setup

I am following approach for the recursively find and replace in text files not already open. M-x find-name-dired: you will be prompted for a root directory and a filename pattern. Find-name (...
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How can I do a regex search recursively from a directory?

Basically I want a command that can do the following: find /path/dir -type f -print0 | xargs -0 grep -l "foo" Is there an emacs command to do this? If not, then is there a convenient keybinding that ...
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how to do command substitution in eshell generally (NOT just for loop)

How to do command substitution à la Bash in Eshell, and not just for loops? (Unfortunately, while this question asks my question, its answer only provides Eshell for-loop syntax. So please don't dupe ...
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How to find a directory with given depth from current directory?

Is it possible from within Emacs to find directories with a given depth from the current directory from within Emacs and receive their respective location in form of a list? I want it to work cross ...
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Printing a list of folders which has been modified today

Is there any way to export a list of folder names which has been modified today using a dired mode or any other package on emacs
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Find files with find-dired sorting by date and by size

I often use find-dired and find-named-dired. But I wanted to get the results sorted by date and by size. How can I do that?
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Find files like in Nautilus' search

I occasionally find myself using Nautilus instead of dired to search for files and would like to change that. When looking for a file, I often don't know the capitalization of its name which is why I ...
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Cannot use find-dired: setq: Searching for program: is a directory,

The error is raised by shell-command--shell-command-with-editor-mode. But further stack trace is obfuscated by bytecompiled output. Recently I had to set (setq explicit-shell-file-name "bash") to be ...
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