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how to do command substitution in eshell generally (NOT just for loop)

I then tried various sorts of C-h and websearch, without success. Please check the manual first! (or second, after docstrings) (eshell) Dollars Expansion: Eshell has different ‘$’ expansion syntax ...
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Find files like in Nautilus' search

To answer your question about find-name-dired, according to its manual page (C-h f find-name-dired): The default command run (after changing into DIR) is find . -name 'PATTERN' -ls See ‘find-...
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How can I recursively find and replace in the current git repository

You can use project-find-regexp (C-x p g), from project.el, to find the regexp you are looking for and in the resulting buffer you can hit r (xref-query-replace-in-results) to replace what you need. ...
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find files containing "Emacs"

tl;dr Do you get the expected behavior under emacs -Q? It's possible you've disabled case-insensitivity. Long answer Without knowing your arguments to find-name-dired (you should add them to your ...
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Find files with find-dired sorting by date and by size

After doing some googling for the Linux find parameters and looking at the find-dired function, I came with these two functions that seem to work. Not sure if this is the optimal way, but at least ...
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Find files like in Nautilus' search

I solved the problem by defining this function + shortcut: (defun find-in-current-location () (interactive) (find-dired dired-directory (concat "-iname \"*" (read-from-minibuffer "Search for: ") "...
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Tramp `find-dired`: wrong type argument error

sftp is implemented in Tramp by GVFS, so it doesn't support remote processes. You must use a Tramp method like ssh or scp.
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How can I recursively find and replace in the current git repository

You can use (vc-git-root (buffer-file-name)) in place of "~/my_project". It walks up the tree until it finds the directory that contains the .git subdir and declares that to be the root of ...
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Find files with find-dired sorting by date and by size

If you use library find-dired+.el then you can do the date part using command find-time-dired: find-time-dired is an interactive compiled Lisp function. (find-time-dired DIR MIN-TIME MAX-TIME &...
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How to ignore some directories with find-grep-dired?

If you use library find-dired+.el (see also Locate Files Anywhere), then you can exclude any number of paths, and you can limit the depth. find-grep-dired is an interactive compiled Lisp function in ...
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find-name-dired : save selection of files for reuse?

Just run M-x my-save-current-buffer, then open saved file in Emacs. Here is the code, (defun my-save-current-buffer () "Save current buffer (Dired, Grep, ...) to re-use in the future." (...
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find-name-dired : save selection of files for reuse?

To get a list of the (absolute names of the) files in a Dired directory (including one produced by find-name-dired etc.), just use t with no files marked, to mark them all, and then use (dired-get-...
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How can I prevent ` running timer: (void-function vc-git-root)` error

But if there is not .git folder in the root directory ... (void-function vc-git-root) That error means that the function hasn't been defined. The problem is that you haven't loaded the vc-git library ...
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Searching in Dired for content in files while filtering files

You can try the built in find-grep-dired. From the documentation: Find files in DIR that contain matches for REGEXP and start Dired on output. Try C-h f find-grep-dired RET to know more.
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How to replace strings including `.` (dot) as first character using dired-do-find-regexp-and-replace

This really has nothing to do with find-name-dired. This is about Q in Dired buffers (including from find-name-dired). Q is dired-do-find-regexp-and-replace. That command treats your first input ...
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How can I do a regex search recursively from a directory?

@phils answered the question. This is just to say that the version of find-grep-dired in library find-dired+.el provides a bit more than the vanilla version: It has two optional args, DEPTH-LIMITS ...
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How can I do a regex search recursively from a directory?

The following does that and presents the results as a dired buffer: M-x find-grep-dired You'll also want to know about: M-x rgrep (which doesn't support the -l option to grep, but is usually what ...
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How to find a directory with given depth from current directory?

You can use the ls command of the built-in eshell for listing the files with some predefined depth. You have to specify the depth by the right number of concatenated file name generator expressions */...
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How to find a directory with given depth from current directory?

Library find-dired+.el can help with this. C-h f find-dired: find-dired is an interactive compiled Lisp function in find-dired+.el. (find-dired DIR ARGS &optional DEPTH-LIMITS EXCLUDED-...
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How to find a directory with given depth from current directory?

The elgrep-search command has options :mindepth and :maxdepth. Elgrep is available via package-install from the melpa package archive (instructions how to add melpa to package-archives can be found on ...
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How to find a directory with given depth from current directory?

I'd be inclined to use find for that: (let ((dirname (expand-file-name "~/")) (depth 3)) (split-string (shell-command-to-string (format "find %s -mindepth %d -maxdepth %d -type d -...
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Cannot use find-dired: setq: Searching for program: is a directory,

OK, found the problem: I also had to set shell-file-name to something other than /bin/sh, because Ubuntu ships with Dash as sh and Emacs relies on non-standard GNU features present in Bash, but not ...
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