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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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How to exclude certain files from helm-do-grep-1

Suppose, we have the following files: ~/1.js, ~/1.min.js, ~/bad-dir/2.js. All of them have the following contents: function hello () {} I am using helm-do-grep-1 to grep through these files and want ...
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How do I set path for ag for helm-do-grep-ag

I am on MacOS (darwin) and when I attempt helm-do-grep-ag I get a zsh error zsh:1: command not found: ag. What is the proper way to address this? My ag is homebrewed and so is in /usr/local/bin I ...
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How can I search between the lines with multiline search?

I use C-u 4 M-x helm-swoop for interactive search also show several surrounding lines (this is analogous to grep -C 4). When I find the word I narrow my search interactively, for example, C-u 4 M-x ...
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Search in recent files

I use helm-recentf to receive the list of recent files. I would like to have an opportunity to search over the list of recently viewed files. Can I do it with grep or helm-swoop? Is there any other ...
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helm-grep-do-git-grep - search only in current dir

Windows 10, Emacs 25.1, Helm If I run command M-x helm-grep-do-git-grep it's search text in current folder and all subfolders. But I need to search text only in current folder. How I can do this?
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helm-grep-do-git-grep : show only exact matching

Windows 10, Emacs 25, Helm I want to find exact text "data autoupdate" in all files in some folder in my Android Git project. So I use command M-x helm-grep-do-git-grep And input text "data ...
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How do I configure helm-git-grep candidates limit?

I have this in my .emacs file but it still shows that the limit is 300 Candidates. (require 'helm-git-grep) ;; Not necessary if installed by package.el (global-set-key (kbd "C-c g") 'helm-git-grep) ...
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Error running timer: (error "Candidates function `helm-git-grep-process' should run a process")

I'm getting this error when trying to run helm-git-grep. As soon as I start typing the first character of the pattern, I get this: Error running timer: (error "Candidates function `helm-git-grep-...
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how to helm-projectile-grep for exact string?

How can I direct helm-projectile-ag and helm-projectile-grep to search for an exact string? If I enclose a string in quotes, I get no results. If I don't, I get fuzzy matching.
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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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