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I'm not sure when this functionality was introduced, but you can exclude files from helm-find-files by setting helm-ff-skip-boring-files to t and making sure the ignored pattern is on helm-boring-file-regexp-list. From its documentation: Non--nil to skip files matching regexps in helm-boring-file-regexp-list. This take effect in helm-find-files and file ...


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You need to customize swiper-helm-display-function. In swiper-helm, helm-display-function is let-bound to swiper-helm-display-function. Should be as simple as: (setq swiper-helm-display-function 'helm-default-display-buffer) As for other commands that you asked about, it's likely that they bind helm-display-function as well. Just examine their code and ...


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Already referred by comments, completing-read is the way to go. For example, the code below may give you some insight, also includes helm/counsel integration below. https://github.com/lurdan/moomin-el/blob/lurdan/counsel-support/moomin.el#L323


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This doesn't exactly answer your question directly, but if you are working on something Projectile recognizes as a project, you could try using helm-projectile-find-file instead of helm-find-files. The functionality is rather different (it searches all file names and paths in the project simultaneously, rather than letting you navigate to individual ...


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search that respects ignored dirs/files: install ack (An alternative to grep. I install via homebrew.) put --ignore-case in your ~.ackrc file (assuming you want to ignore case) bind helm-projectile-ack to a key. I do this in my emacs init via: (use-package helm ... :bind (... ("C-c p s a" . helm-projectile-ack) ) ... ) create a ....


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For grepping, there's helm-grep-ignored-files and helm-grep-ignored-directories. There's nothing like that for helm-find-files.


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