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How to ignore backup files (~) when running grep?

M-x grep can be used to find strings in files. But I'm not interested in backup files (those whose name ends with a ~). How should I ignore those files when using the grep command?
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Grep exited abnormally with code 2

Windows 10, Emacs 26.1 M-x shell grep here result: grep Usage: grep [OPTION]... PATTERN [FILE]... Try 'grep --help' for more information. Nice. Now I want to find files in temp folder: rgrep ...
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Unable to visit file from grep results

I recently updated to emacs 26.1. Since then, grep results are not highlighted and does not contain links to files. 'n' or 'p' gives "Moved past last grep hit" or "Moved back before first grep hit". ...
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Have compilation errors / grep match reuse current frame/window without ever splitting it?

I have searched in a number of places (1, 2, 3, 4) even looked at the e-lisp source files and could not figure out how to do, so I ask. Context I have bound next-error to a key. I'm in some source ...
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Jump to file and line number in grep file

$ grep -nrH would . | tee file.txt $ emacs file.txt If I have a buffer with grep search results, how can I make Emacs jump to the file and line number on the cursor line, similar to diff-goto-source ...
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color rgrep matching results in the rgrep results buffer

I am liking rgrep as it lets you choose a path and searches recursively. How is it possible to highlight the matches in the rgrep buffer?
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`find-grep` (aka `grep-find`) not finding a line when in an upper directory

[Top-posting an update] Results of deeper inquiry, after filing a bug report. It appears that the failure is related to a recent update to the cygwin environment. Where previously the single-quoted ...
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find-grep-dired: find exited abnormally with code 1

Windows 10, Emacs 25.1, Dired+ I want in Dired to find all files that contain text "UserOptions". M-x find-grep-dired In folder ca UserOptions And here result: find exited abnormally with code 1 ...
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grep view limit line lengths

When I grep inside emacs, it begins to be completelly laggy when lines are too long (just try to grep in your home emacs directory and you will see what I mean). How to set limit to line lengths in ...
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How to prevent grep results from opening in a specific window

Lets say I have 4 windows open. In one of them I'm running a shell command that is constantly compiling the files that i'm modifying. I want to keep this buffer visible at all times. In one of my ...
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Advanced git grep from within emacs

I've been playing with vc-git-grep as pointed to by this answer How do you grep from within emacs ( git grep 'foo' | grep baa ) I have a special requirement like this: $ git grep -e 'include'...
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How do you grep from within emacs ( git grep 'foo' | grep baa )

I do this often after shelling out to bash $ git grep 'banner-image' | grep mb3 Can I do it without leaving emacs?
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why has my emacs grep command started to search always in my home directory?

Up until a few weeks ago, I was able to use emacs grep to search files in the same directory as the file in the currently active buffer. If I searched recursively, the starting directory would also be ...
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Paths not hyperlinking correctly

Recently when running compile, the error messages don't get hyperlinked properly. I get this type of error message: ../build/obj/DerivedClass.cpp:45:18: error: expected type-specifier The buffer ...
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Is it possible to remove matches manually in grep mode?

After running (grep) the grep buffer appears with matches. Some of the matches are not relevant, and it would be good to remove them manually. This way I can use the grep buffer to hold only those ...
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How do I create a command that searches a specific directory?

I would like to create a command (C-s C-k or something?) that searches a specific directory every time I call it. It would search files within that directory for a string (may contain spaces) and then ...
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How can I create a new buffer for the second run of grep, to avoid overwriting the results of the first run of grep?

When I run grep by M-x grep, I get results in a buffer. When i run grep again M-x grep, the new results overwrite the previous ones in the same buffer. How can I create a new buffer for the second ...
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How to grep marked files in the dired mode of emacs?

I hope it's a simple problem.. I'd like to search for the regexp 'thisWord' only in the marked files of a dired buffer. Usually I used in the dired buffer: M-x grep and then in the mini-buffer grep ...
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Is there a command in emacs similar to `find` in findutils?

In emacs, the command M-x grep runs grep program. Is there a command in emacs for running find in findutils, or do similar thing? Thanks.
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Show the matching line in the center of the screen instead of the bottom when opening a grep result

When I grep something inside emacs and click to open one of the matching files. The matching line is always displayed at the bottom of the screen, and I have to scroll it up for a better view. Is it ...
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Can emacs emulate zgrep -a in zrgrep?

Currently I can grep (in command line) the gzip files I receive using the command zgrep -a something logs.tar.gz it outputs every line inside the logs.tar.gz but without the file where it was found, ...
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rgrep : visiting matches without switching buffer

I was wondering if there is a way to visit the matches listed in the grep buffer without actually switching to the match buffer, similarly to C-o with Occur.
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grep/ag/etc results buffer: how to strip leading whitespace?

I'm using ag.el as a front-end for the ag search utility. The results are displayed in a compilation buffer in the form <file>:<line>:<column>:<matching-text>. The matching-...
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Search files by content using full boolean expressions

Suppose I want to find all *tex files recursively from a given directory containing foo and bar but not doe. I am looking for something like helm-do-ag, but that doesn't seem to support the not ...
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Multiple grep results buffers

Let's say I want to grep word1 and word2. If I use the grep command for word1 I get the results in the *grep* buffer. If I then use the grep command for word2 I loose the old results and get the ...
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How to enable “Entering Directory” matching in grep output?

I have a grep-like script that I run via M-x grep, that changes its working directory, but outputs make-like "Entering directory `/a/b/c/d'" messages (to keep emacs informed). This has worked fine ...
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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 to grep all the Info manuals with a regexp search

People often recommend on emacs.stackexchange.com and stackoverflow.com (in the Emacs tag) that we should learn to "ask Emacs". The built-in Info-mode is not capable of performing a recursive regexp ...
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How to align grep output?

I use grep-mode for a set of files and wgrep (writable grep buffer) for editing them. The buffer usually looks like: I want to find a way to change the view like this: wgrep and compile-goto-error ...
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How can I replace grep with sift or ag in helm-grep? (Not helm-do-ag)

I've currently got a custom function that I use to grep through files in helm. ;; Search for the thing that the cursor is on or that's already hilighted. If there's nothing, ;; switch back to ...
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How can I recenter grep or compile window on next error

On next-error in the grep or compilation window, I can use something like (setq next-error-recenter 35) to ensure that window displaying the match scrolls to show the whole match, as described in ...
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Read find-grep exclusion patterns from a .findignore file

I am aware that you can customise the "find" command executed when using "find-grep" with "setq grep-find-command" and define which file-patterns to ignore in the search. I would like to take this ...
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wgrep for special multiline grep (pcregrep)

wgrep works well for every line in context search like grep -C 2. It also works for grepmail, special grep-like program for mailboxes. You can edit each line of output. How to force pcregrep with ...
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projectile grep file filter

I'm trying to use helm-projectile-grep function on Windows 7, but it searches in every file, though in .projectile I excluded file types which I don't want to work with. Do I have to configure grep ...
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Emacs term loses characters when using ps and grep

I'm trying to use different terminals on Emacs. The one I'm currently trying is term. When I execute a ps command and grep its output on Emacs, I don't get the same result as in gnome-terminal, xterm,...
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Recursive grep in directory with helm and/or projectile?

A recursive grep in a directory should be the simplest thing, but I haven't found the recipe to get it to work yet. I'm juggling between the following commands and am not sure which has the ...