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bug#16006: 24.3; *grep* fails to display line numbers with global-linum-

From: Stefan Kangas
Subject: bug#16006: 24.3; *grep* fails to display line numbers with global-linum-mode
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 15:34:09 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Mark Lillibridge <mdl@alum.mit.edu> writes:

> Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca> writes:
>>  > Note that only the first four lines of the *grep* buffer have line
>>  > numbers when all the visible lines should have line numbers.  Switching
>>  > to the new *grep* buffer dones make the line numbers appear.
>>  Indeed linum.el suffers from various corner case problems.  Maybe this
>>  one is fixed in Emacs trunk, or maybe it can be fixed.  But the
>>  implementation technique used by linum.el has proved over the years to
>>  lead to many such corner case issues.
>>  I suggest you try out nlinum.el (available in GNU ELPA) which provides
>>  basically the same functionality as linum.el but using a different
>>  implementation approach, which is more robust.
>     Very nice!  Does not suffer from this bug.  I will play with it
> more.  Add the following in order to get a global mode:

So the solution here was to use nlinum instead of linum.  We now also
have display-numbers-mode.

Since there also have been no further updates here within 6 years, I'm
closing this bug now.

Best regards,
Stefan Kangas

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