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Question on modifying Helm's search (helm-ag or similar tools)

I'd like to do the following when I search - find symbol in a project - add restrictions (options) - to narrow to files that matches a pattern (--include) - to narrow to files that doesn't ...
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Increasing results candidates for helm-ag?

When I need to make bulk edits in my project, I use helm-ag to find my pattern recursively in all the files, run replace-regexp on the editing buffer, and then commit. One thing in particular I find ...
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helm-do-ag not working as expected to search with command-option

I want a function to search in filenames and retrieve those filenames containing the string I search for. For some reason, this piece of code is not working for this purpose: (defun helm-do-ag-...
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helm-do-ag in specific buffers / files

Let's say I want to create a function to search for a string in a set of files (orgmode files). Which of the helm-ag functions should I use and how is the syntax to add the buffers I want to include ...
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How to use Helm to grep across a list of xz compressed files?

I'm trying to implement a simple helm extension for work which among other things provides an action to "grep across selected log file candidates". I've got this all working for actions like ...
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helm-do-grep-ag vs helm-do-ag, differences?

I don't know exactly the differences between helm-do-grep-ag and helm-do-ag, couldn't find any description. Any help appreciated! Thanks.
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helm-ag vs helm-do-ag

What are the differences between helm-ag and helm-do-ag from a user perspective? I see that helm-do-ag shows the results immediately and helm-ag not. But are there other differences and when is it ...
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Remember previous text searches history with positions after further text search

TL;DR: Is it possible to go back and forth between different helm-ag searches, and keep the last visited position in each of them? Using Spacemacs’ spacemacs/helm-project-smart-do-search (SPC / ...
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Don't kill helm search result buffer, navigate with M-g n

I was previously using ag-project to search string in my project. I had it setup so that it opened the relevant buffer on Enter, while keeping the result window open. I could then edit in that window, ...
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helm-ag , use word at point as input conditionally

I'd like to create two keybindings for helm-do-ag-project-root or helm-project-ag where one would have (setq helm-ag-insert-at-point nil) and one would have (setq helm-ag-insert-at-point 'symbol) So ...
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Can `helm-ag` commands ignore git submodules?

When I am running helm-ag commands in a large project with multiple git submodules, the shared libaries are repeatedly searched. I do not want those be searched. So how can I change the helm-ag ...
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