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In Projectile how can I exclude binaries which reside next to the source files from the search?

In some of my projects (which I manage with Projectile) binaries are generated in the same directory than the source files. The binaries have no extension (the source files of course do have an ...
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xref-find-defnition not finding any definition

I am a newbie and in this part of the tutorial: " More generally, if you want to see a function in its original source file, you can use the xref-find-definitions function to jump to it. xref-...
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I want xref-find-definitions that uses the second backend when the first backend doesn't find anything

I program in Haskell using lsp-mode with lsp-haskell. I need to have a working "jump to definition". xref-find-definitions using lsp--xref-backend sometimes fails to find the definition. ...
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Can xref-find-definitions jump into packages in venv?

I have following Python file and my cursor is on top of os, or sys, or pprint. When I do xref-find-definitions it does not jump into their definition that is I belive location on the ~/venv file. Is ...
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xref unsuccessful in python buffers: "no definition found"

The command xref-find-definitions is no longer working for me in Python buffers (with elpy-mode enabled. Its companions, such as xref-find-references, are also not working in Python buffers. ...
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xref-find-references: Exclude mentions in comments?

xref-find-references finds all references to the searched symbols. In many cases I find the results to be heavily cluttered with mentions of the symbol only in a comment. Is there any way to tell xref-...
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how to go to the first definition with xref-find-definitions, do not show all options?

When I press gd to go to the definition of a class in C++, Emacs splits the screen and shows me two definition options that I need to click on with one of them. I'm used to coc.nvim where I would just ...
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xref-js2 showing too many results

I'm getting mixed results with xref-js2 and want to confirm if what I'm seeing is expected or not. I'm using Emacs 27, and I have the following config: (require 'ripgrep) (require 'js2-mode) (add-to-...
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Given a list of (filepath line column), how to make this open as an xref buffer?

If I have a list of file locations in elisp, how would I create an xref window, showing these locations?
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How to prevent highlighting when using ‘xref-pop-marker-stack’

I was using dumb-jump to get back from jump definition's location. I started to get following message: ‘dumb-jump-back’ is an obsolete command (as of 2020-06-26); ‘dumb-jump-back’ has been obsoleted ...
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Xref / xref-find-refernces / Windows 7 does not work

I'm struggling with Xref M-? finding references to symbols (C-code). It doesn't work for (e)tags nor for any symbol even in the buffered file. The Xref window/buffer with results is not opened instead ...
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How to call xref-find-definitions without being prompted?

Is it possible to call xref-find-definitions to find the definition at the current point without being prompted to select the default? I'd like to bind this to a key, so it immediately jumps to a ...
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Read Xref manual in Emacs

I want to read Xref (Find Identifiers References) in Emacs. When running info C-hi and then Info-menu m, I can not find any Xref topic. I have helm enabled, so it completes topics on info. For ...
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How to use xref-find-references on Elisp files without "No references found for" errors

I am using GNU Emacs 26.3 on Ubuntu 19.10. I have a directory full of Emacs Lisp files with the .el file extension. All of them are loaded into the currently running Emacs. I can open up one of ...
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Automatic "push-mark" when navigating with xref, find-grep, etc?

There seem to be a lot of situations, where a command changes the cursor location (point), but no mark is pushed, making navigating back by popping the mark with C-u SPC impossible. For isolated use-...
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Make 'ctags' detect fortran's "module procedure" pattern?

I am using ctags to index fortran files for code navigation in Emacs with M-.. In doing so I have noticed that it doesn't recognize declarations of the form MODULE PROCEDURE MySubroutineName ! or ...
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Improving Etags support for fortran?

When using xref with Fortran I noticed that indexing by etags is highly incomplete; Almost exclusively subroutines (and maybe functions) are index, but modules, types, constants and global variables ...
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calling xref-find-definitions within lisp code

I want to call xref-find-definitions from within my own lisp code and I'm struggling. (xref-find-definitions IDENTIFIER) Find the definition of the identifier at point. It wants a parameter ...
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xref gets confused by similar class names

If I use evil-jump-to-tag or xref-find-defintions on an inherited class module whose name is the same as a class in my current project, I am taken to the definition in the current project. I would ...
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How do I use xref-find-definitions with multiple source directories?

I'm attempting to make changes to an Emacs package. I currently have the version in use installed in ~/.emacs.d/elpa/<package> and the source checked out from git in /src/<package>. When ...
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How do I select the xref completion buffer using the keyboard?

Prior to the appearance of xref hitting M-v would switch to the completions buffer. Now this does not appear to work however. I am running GNU Emacs 26.1 (build 1, x86_64-apple-darwin13.4.0, Carbon ...
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xref suggestions are truncated

I use xref to find tags in emacs 25. My problem is with C defines, when there are multiple definitions. The *xref* buffer shows suggestions, but does not show enough text (it stops ...
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Using advice to run function before tag symbol lookup

I use xref-find-definition to look up the definition of a symbol name. When I call xref-find-definition, I want to Emacs to automatically find and load an appropriately named etags file. For this ...
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Longer flashing of search string during multi-file searches

When the cursor is in the *xref* buffer, following dired-do-find-regexp, the found string in the adjacent frame flashes, but too briefly, making it quite hard to see. A simple solution is to increase ...
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How can I highlight cursor or line in unselected frames?

Prelude Let me start by mentioning the scenario where the problem arises. I see that 2-3 variables are always used together in a system. I need to add yet another one that will be used along with ...
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recenter *xref* buffer on next-error

I have a next-error-hook to recenter the next-error-last-buffer, so if the buffer is displayed, it will recenter to the line of the error I just jumped to: (defun jpk/next-error-hook () (let ((win (...