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Helm is an incremental completion and narrowing framework for Emacs. It is available for installation from MELPA.

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Use helm in specific modes and not for other buffers in different mode

I recently started using lsp-java and one of the packages it suggests is helm. The suggested changes to the .emacs file to do this is: (use-package helm-lsp) (use-package helm :config (helm-mode)) ...
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Show custom key-bindings in the list of commands

I'm using merlin in Emacs, and in my init.el file I have the following : (global-set-key (kbd "C-c t") 'merlin-type-expr) But when I press M-x and type merlin to show the list of commands (...
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helm: find-file it is possible to ignore `[?] …` during iteration

I am using helm when I am using Find Files (ctrl+c ctrl+f) (require 'helm) (require 'helm-config) (define-key helm-map (kbd "<tab>") 'helm-next-line) ; rebind tab to run persistent action (...
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How to go up one level in helm find files

With C-x C-f Helm tells me I can go up one level with C-| or possibly C-I. However, when I try either, I get the following behavior instead: C-I Selects the highlighted file. It does not go up ...
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How do I make swoop not default the search to the word at point?

I'd like to do the same as for helm-swoop to not make swoop search at point, only when a word or expression is selected, and only then. In helm-swoop I use: (setq helm-swoop-pre-input-function ...
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helm and ff-find-other-file

When I try to use the function ff-find-other-file on a C file, and the header file does not exist, I expect emacs to create a header file at the current location. Since I started using helm, ...
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How do I dired delete in helm?

I just installed Helm and it looks really cool. However, I don't understand how to use dired anymore. I'd usually C-x d to see my directory, then I could do operations like add or delete files. Now ...
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org-capture - how to select history for a prompt?

I use org-capture for manually enter Ledger records. Even though it's a manual process, I was able to choose the prompt from a history. For example, when asked for a value for Payee, helm lists all ...
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How to exclude double dot(..) and single dot(.) in find-file using `helm`?

I am using helm for find files. I have followed: https://stackoverflow.com/a/43632653/2402577 (helm-mode 1) (global-set-key "\C-x\C-f" 'helm-find-files) (add-hook 'dired-mode-hook 'dired-omit-mode) ...
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Autocomplete over file limits

I have my ledger entries splitted in some files and included them. But the autocomplete from company makes only suggestions from the actual file not from the other files which are included. Ledger ...
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Ledger insert payee from bbdb

I try to use bbdb as an autocomplete source for ledger files. The idea is to save more informations for the ledger payee in the bbdb-database. For example autocomplete-at-point with the names of the ...
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Helm: change shortcuts of the actions

In helm, when you press TAB, you have access to the actions corresponding to the current entry. By default, they are bound to [F1],[F2]... But I don't like these shortcuts for several reasons: the F{...
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Helm: select n-th item

In Helm I can see something like that: Bibtex entries: 2 Title of my first article 3 Title of other article 4 Title of still another article How could I directly select (but not execute the ...
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symbol's value as variable is void: command, when using ibuffer-sidebar

I installed ibuffer-sidebar (https://github.com/jojojames/ibuffer-sidebar) and added the following to my ~/.emacs.d/init.el: (use-package "ibuffer-sidebar.el") (require 'ibuffer-sidebar) (setq ...
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Error `(wrong-type-argument stringp nil)` on helm-swoop

I am trying to run helm-swoop (using a keybinding) and I am getting the following error. Debugger entered--Lisp error: (wrong-type-argument stringp nil) regexp-quote(nil) helm-swoop-pre-input-...
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how to find files under a directory with helm-browse-project?

(helm-browse-project ARG) Preconfigured helm to browse projects. Browse files and see status of project with its vcs. Only HG and GIT are supported for now. Fall back to ‘helm-browse-...
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Rename multiple files from a predefined directory to another directory

I want to have a function, which moves a file or optionally multiple marked files from one directory to a different directory in some parent folder. I managed to design a script which does the main ...
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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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How to make helm-projectile-rg list files in relative to project?

Whenever I use helm-projectile-rg I see the list of files in relative to the current file: ../../../../../../project_dir/test/test1/filex.cpp "match" Is there a way to have it show files in ...
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Ivy/Helm to search org agenda tags

Is there a way/function in either helm- ivy to fuzzy search agenda tags, that would also show the full headline? the problem I am facing is when invoking: org-tags-view It shows only one match for ...
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Equivalent of helm-ag-edit with ivy

I've been trying to switch to Ivy from Helm for the past little while. One feature I miss (and because of this I keep helm installed) is the ability to run helm-ag, and then to hit C-c C-e so I can ...
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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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How to create a function that have the functionality of helm-projectile-switch-to-buffer but with added opened org files?

I really like helm-projectile-switch-to-buffer as it shows buffers for the specific project I am working in (i have multiple projects open at the same time). But I also rely on org files for notes and ...
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Helm not displaying files [spacemacs on Mac Catalina]

Helm (SPC f f) doesn't display any files, even though the opening screen displays recent files which I can open. If I type in the name of a file I know is in a folder, I get the warning trying to ...
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Helm Grep within a first results set / multi line search

I would like to use helm to search for two terms which may well be on different lines. Is there a way to grep for the first term then further grep within the resulting fileset the second term? eg ...
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How to search certain subdirectories of directories that are ignored by Git

I'm working in a Scala project that has target/ directories entered as ignored in the .gitignore. However, there is also Scala code being generated during the build which is being nested under a ...
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helm-M-x fuzzy not working (only match if provide proper prefix)

I set helm-M-x-fuzzy-match to true, but it is not working as I want. For example, if I type log: I expect it to show clm/toggle-command-log-buffer as well.
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helm, case sensitive search for lower case search

helm-case-fold-search is smart Documentation: Adds ’smart’ option to ‘case-fold-search’. Smart option ignores case for searches as long as there are no upper case characters in the pattern. ...
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Use helm fuzzy search inside ranger inside spacemacs

I am using ranger within spacemacs. One useful feature an explorer in windows (directory opus) I used has, is that by pressing keys it automatically starts to filter files with names corresponding to ...
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Helm: copy file to bookmarked directory

I am using spacemacs. I want to achieve similar thing to the one in question browse through bookmarks in dired. I would like to be able to quickly choose an alternative destination from within the ...
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Spacemacs helm-org layer is missing

Good day, I wanted to use the helm-org-in-buffer-headings function. Yet for some reason helm-org layer is missing. If I install it manually via package list packages it gets deleted with the next ...
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Sharing helm-buffers-list between multiple windows

I use two separate windows in emacs, and when I use helm-buffers-list, it displays a list of files sorted with the most recently visited files near the top, however, this list is sorted differently ...
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When running helm-buffers-list, after I start narrowing, how do I keep the ordering of the results by most recently used?

When I run helm-buffers-list, I get a list of buffers, ordered by most recently used. This is great. But when I start filtering that list, it sorts by buffer name length! So the top result may be a ...
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eval-expression on (setq helm-debug t) does not change describe-variable output

I'm running this version of Emacs: GNU Emacs 26.3 (build 2, x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 3.24.11) of 2019-09-23, modified by Debian Installed on Ubuntu 19.10 via apt, and not built from source. ...
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navigate into the project

I have lost my emacs config and I try to reconfigure my .init.el on my work station. I have install helm and defined : (global-set-key (kbd "C-x C-f") 'helm-find-files) I have the good windows, but ...
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Commands with Keybindings only

When I run helm-M-x and enter characters, I like to see only those commands which has key-bindings. How I can achieve that? I like to have reverse functionality as well, ie.. commands without key-...
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Doing grep on files after doing helm-grep-do-git-grep?

For example, you helm-grep-do-git-grep with foo Helm will give you list of matching lines. Let's assume there are 100 matching lines in 12 files. I want to do helm-grep-do-git-grep with bar on those ...
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Installing helm-projectile results in “mapc: Lisp nesting exceeds ‘max-lisp-eval-depth’”

Context Linux Mageia 7. Emacs 26.3 (vanilla install). Problem Reproducible steps: (Re)Move the content of ~/.emacs.d/elpa. Start emacs with no configuration (emacs -Q). In the *scratch* buffer, ...
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Preventing Helm C-k from deleting entire minibuffer

Probably a very simple answer, but when I use helm-find-files, I often accidentally hit C-k (helm-delete-minibuffer-contents) instead of C-j (helm-execute-persistent-action), deleting the entire ...
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Helm for anything

I use Helm for switching between buffers, opening files, m-x'ing, etc. Is there a way to make helm search in all these things at the same time? I'd like a super-helm to provide all the results I'd ...
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Helm source from a hash-table

I want to build a helm-source from a large hash-table, is there a smarter/faster way to to this, than the way described below? (setq tab #s(hash-table size 16 test equal ...
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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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How to navigate inside helm buffer

How to navigate inside helm (helm-mini in this case) vertically with arrow keys? I mean, I wanna go to Recentf "submenu" (like on picture), but pressing down arrow keep iterating over Buffers. I found ...
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How to sort Helm command list alphabetically

When I hit M-x R I get the following list of commands: How can I sort this alphabetically, so that "R" is the first item on the list?
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How to navigate through bookmarked directories in helm-find-files?

I have some bookmarked directories (regular Emacs bookmarks). I'd like helm-find-files to quickly navigate to the files in these directories. I've tried helm-bookmarks but it will only open the ...
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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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How to write a helm persistent-action to open a file at a particular line number?

I have written a helm-extension that at the end shows a list of entries where each entry is like this: module_name function_name file-path line-number I am now writing a persistent-action that ...
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How to call an interactive function while building helm-sources?

With a region selected I can call this function "accdeb" (below) that gives me the right results in a list. How can I feed this list to helm ? With the code below I get: wrong-number-of-arguments. ...
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`helm-comint-input-ring` for term-mode?

I like helm-comint-input-ring in emacs shell, and I configured it to read .bash_history file to get more commands in history. However, I mainly use term-mode recently, and helm-comint-input-ring is ...

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