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how to open a file without using Ivy

Under most operations, when I open a file with C-x C-f Ivy pops up my narrowing list at the bottom and its great. However, I have a current situation when I'd like to open a file on a remote host in ...
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How to add a specific extension on filename for new files?

Say i create a new file using find-file (by typing a non-existing filename, since it create a newfile with said filename) How could i add the .org extensions at the end automatically? I heard of ...
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How to pass the result of yank to find-file?

So I wanted to basically copy the current selection, then yanking it into find-file, as when using: C-SPC: set-mark-command M-w: kill-ring-save C-x C-f: find-file C-y: yank While that works great,...
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find-file using ido exact word pattern search

I was using regular find-file, where when I type e and press tab it will suggests files that are starting with e. I have enabled: (ido-mode 1). I realize when I type e and press two times tab (I do ...
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How to delete backward word in find-file using ido?

I was using regular find-file, and have a current setup to delete a word, which was working inside find-file. (defun backward-delete-word (arg) "Delete characters backward until encountering the ...
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Opening files in new frame

I'm using a fairly frame-oriented workflow (or trying to). I've run into something strange. If I write this: (defun find-file-existing (filename) "Edit the existing file FILENAME. Like \\[find-...
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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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Strange behaivor counting lines in hooks `find-file-hook` or `text-mode-hook`

For me, the clearest measure for the size of a file is its number of lines. So, I want this information in my mode line. I am using Doom emacs and, even I could define my own mode line, for such a ...
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how to show local file listings with C-x C-f through IVY when starting in a remote file buffer

System: Mac OSX catalina Emacs: 26.3 I use Ivy as my completion framework. Problem is when I am editing a remote buffer over ssh using Tramp, and then I want to look at a file on my local machine. ...
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list files in directory in reverse order of date

When finding files with Ctrl-x Ctrl-f and then pressing Tab, to list the file completion names, is there a way to list these files in reverse order of their dates (when they were last edited)? ...
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Setup find-file-at-point to treat tilde as project root

A JavaScript project is setup with webpack path resolver like this: resolve: { alias: { '~': path.resolve(cwd, 'src') } }, This has the effect that a line in c:/...
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How to use helm to find files that match regex in subdirectory?

I had this functionality working until I recently revamped my init files. Now, I can't figure out how to get it back. I use helm-find-file (mapped to C-x C-f) for finding and opening files. I used ...
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Helm Find Files: prefer certain extensions

Helm find files lists files of the same name alphabetically. a.aux a.log a.tex b.aux b.log b.tex This is annoying as I want the .tex file 99% of the time. Is it possible to prefer certain extensions ...
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Help; how use Persistent Sets of Completion Candidates for search?

I want to use a set of files inside my directory ~/Dokumente to search for changes in title, content. So I saved such a set of file names persistently, using C-} during file-name completion with ...
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Instruct Emacs never to open files of a certain type or size

In Emacs by default there is a large file warning threshold. I would prefer to instruct Emacs never to open files of a certain type or size. These are files I would prefer always to open in an ...
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Debugging slow find-file performance

Trying to figure out why find-file (C-x C-f) operations are taking a long time on Windows 10 with emacs 26.3. I tried to do profiling and got following results. - command-execute ...
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Is there is an existing parser for `.gitignore` files?

Is there is an existing parser for .gitignore files? Maybe there is some Elisp package that includes something like this? Ideally, I would like to be able to read a .gitignore file in a given ...
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How to open two files in two frames on startup?

Here's what I'm trying to make happen: on startup, I want emacs to split vertically into two windows displaying two different files, with my to-do list on the left side of the screen and my notes on ...
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Append to a list inside an alist for custom find-file behaviour

cc-other-file-alist is part of find-file that looks something like this. (("\\.cc\\'" (".hh" ".h")) ("\\.hpp\\'" (".cpp")) ;; more such entries ) This is an alist where I'd like to append an ...
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Using the :match attribute for custom matching for a Helm source

I'm trying to create a Helm source which matches the basename of files. I created a source which splits the basename of files in recentf list and puts the path behind it in parens (it uses the (...
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Function to find a file or open a URL depending on argument?

Q: in there a function that can find a file or open a URL as needed? I have a string that can be either a) a local filename, or b) a URL. Is there an existing function that I can call on the string ...
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xemacs loading second java file on opensuse

I am having a problem with loading a second java file in xemacs 21.5.34-17.6 on NAME="openSUSE Tumbleweed" VERSION="20190721" The first java file loads with no problem. If I try to load a second ...
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Using helm to create a file while in a helm session

I often find myself in a command that queries for a filename e.g. diff-tell-file-name. This command asks me what file to apply a diff to. In my case, often the file does not exist and I would like ...
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How to resolve symlinks when visiting an individual non version controlled file

Emacs takes care that symlinked files are resolved before visiting a version controlled file. This behavior is set by vc-follow-symlinks, which is by default "ask". One can set it to nil, but even ...
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How to make find-file-other-window reuse existing window

Is it possible to make find-file-other-window open the file in a pre-existing window instead of creating a new one? Currently: |A---|B---| |A-|C-|B---| |----|----| -> ...
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How to pipe large files through fold before opening?

On a regular basis I need to open files that have really long lines, which unfortunately causes emacs to grind to a halt. My understanding is that this is a long-term issue with the renderer. I've ...
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Emacs cannot find virtual drive defined by MS Windows command `subst`

I am using spacemacs (0.200.13@26.1), but this should be applicable to vanilla Emacs too. The version of Emacs I'm experiencing this issue on is "GNU Emacs 26.1 (build 1, x86_64-w64-mingw32) of 2018-...
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Search files in folder

Windows 10, Emacs 26.1 dired+ I want in dired mode find files by names, content Approach#1 - use external tools. What tools you can suggest? Approach#2 - use only built-in Emacs function on ...
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Find file in directory

I switched to Org Mode and Emacs few weeks ago. I find it incredibly better than my previous (simple but effective) setup based on markdown files and VS Code editor. I'm learning new features ...
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Open directory containing file during counsel-file-jump

I use counsel-file-jump to search files recursively. I would like to open the directory that contains a particular file candidate. I can execute counsel-dired after I open the file, which allows me to ...
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Direct emacs that open file from the pwd from shell buffer

I use shell mode, often. I use the c-xc-f. Most of the time, the start directory for looking for file, correspond to the PWD of the emacs shell buffer. Can i set that it is always the case/or reset it?...
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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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Opening an Emacs file to a specific word in the file

In Vim it is trivial to open a file from the command line to a specific word in the document. For e.g. to open the file "Contacts.txt" to "Bob" one would type: vim Contacts.txt +/Bob In Emacs it ...
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Don't offer non-file-name as a file name in find-file

When opening a file with find-file, the default entry in the minibuffer is the current directory. If I press Down, I see the name of the current file (if the current buffer is visiting a file). ...
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Function to open all Org files in a folder recursively

I am looking for a way to open all Org (or Fountain) files in a folder using one function. Essentially, I am seeking to open all available files of a certain type (.org or .fountain) within a folder ...
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Wrong default-directory when inside a tmux session

I'm trying to use tmux inside emacs for a long time. I want to use it to attach to remote (long living) session. Attaching to sessions works fine but I have some problems in my daily workflow because ...
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How to avoid a dialog box for input (e.g. “Open File” behavior)?

I generally like to use the emacs-gtk3 package for my editing since I find it has better compatibility with my clipboard and a couple packages I use..but I don't like opening files in the GUI version ...
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open files at last-edited position

What I want to achieve is this. I open a bunch of files, edit them and quit Emacs. then tomorrow I open one the files and I want Emacs to jump to the last edited position on that file. How can I ...
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Emacs 26-1 Problems : find-file and neotree

The Problems: I just did a full re-install to Fedora 29, which included the dnf install emacs command. This installed emacs 26-1; formerly I was using emacs 25.2. Formerly, my emacs initialization ...
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Wrong type argument: stringp, (“~/capture.org”)

I am setting up a few hydras, one of which should open a frequently accessed file. The following command works, if I bind a keyboard sequence to it: (lambda () (interactive) (find-file "~/capture.org"...
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Disable ivy for find-file

Is it possible to disable ivy-mode for file prompts? In a past I used find-file to copy current file name or path to file. dired-do-rename also is broken by Ivy: no default completion for current ...
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Including standard boiler-plate on opening a new latex file [duplicate]

Most of my \LaTeX files have the same boiler plate code, so I would like Emacs to automatically insert this boiler-plate whenever I open a fresh, blank \LaTeX file. In particular, I would like to ...
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Command to invoke menu-bar's open-file?

The traditional way of opening a file is via C-x C-f (find-file). I don't know since when this has been the case, but in Emacs 27.0.50 (Linux), using the menu bar's File -> Open File invokes the GTK ...
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Template for new file

When opening a new file of certain types, I would like some boilerplate to be inserted. That is, when opening a buffer for a file that does not yet exist, insert some predefined text, optionally with ...
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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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How do I open a file in spacemacs?

Say I have spacemacs open and now I want to launch some sort of file browser to open a file. How do I do it? I have found SPC f f which sort of works but the navigation is quite cumbersome. There is ...
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How to edit and return value of string in Emacs Lisp?

Here is what I wish to achieve: (defun rcd-edit-value (value) (let ((file (make-temp-file "rcd-db-" nil ".txt" value))) (find-file file) (string-from-file))) (defun string-from-...
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Set a global default directory

I want a "default directory" which is constant across all contexts (buffers, packages, etc). That is, when working on multiple files, opening a new terminal, doing anything which requires a starting ...
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How show recent files?

windows 10, emacs 26.1 Suppose I open 10 files. And then restart Emacs. After restart I need to see what files (recent) I was open before. Is it possible to show some buffer that contain name of ...
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Icicle: After load icicles the ido mode is gone?

windows 10, emacs 26.1, icicles Before Icicles when I type C-x C-f is show list of folders/files in ido mode. And it's very comfortable for me. But after I install Icicles and turn on icy-mode the ...