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Can `helm-ag` commands ignore git submodules?

You can do that by adding a .agignore (or .ignore if you use ag 2.0.0) to the root of your project with a list of folders that you want to ignore. You have to set helm-ag-use-grep-ignore-list to non-...
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How to use Helm to grep across a list of xz compressed files?

First Things First helm-find-files (Helm FF) already includes an action to run zgrep on the marked candidates, you can run it with M-g z (C-u to recurse). But maybe your zgrep doesn’t support the .xz ...
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How to use Helm to grep across a list of xz compressed files?

M-x zrgrep would be the normal way. I've just noticed there's no zlgrep though -- that would be a good feature request to M-x report-emacs-bug for. A manual workaround might be M-! zgrep -nH <...
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Don't kill helm search result buffer, navigate with M-g n

I'm on Spacemacs & am not sure whether this is specific or "universal", but checked at Helm Do Ag's Help: Previewing an item (search result line): C-S-j/C-S-down helm-follow-action-...
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helm-ag , use word at point as input conditionally

This worked fine for me when I was using helm-ag: (defun mu-helm-ag-thing-at-point () "Search the symbol at point with `helm-ag'." (interactive) (let ((helm-ag-insert-at-point 'symbol)) (...

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