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RE: live search of files by substring

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: live search of files by substring
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:05:21 -0700 (PDT)

> > Many of the IDEs have a "live search" feature of files in a project,
> > I was wondering if Emacs had a similar thing?
> >
> > In many ways, find-name-dired is almost there. Live search basically
> > is the same as find-name-dired except it lists responses as the user
> > types in the query (and does substring matching rather than regex
> > matching).
> >
> > It would be really ideal if such a tool asked for the directory to use
> > based on first use, and then saved that until the user manually
> > updates it. Even better if it respected .gitignore and other VCS
> > ignore rules.
> >
> > Is there something similar to "live search" for Emacs?
> There are several packages that do this sort of thing. For generalized
> (ie non-project-specific) stuff there is ido, icicles, anything, helm...
> Semantic/CEDET for project-based stuff (I'm sure there's more than just
> that). You can check this wiki page for more:

I would recommend starting here.  An incremental project-search tool
might use completion, but it need not.

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