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Re: A package in a league of its own: Helm


From: Tu, Do
Subject: Re: A package in a league of its own: Helm
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 09:43:20 -0700 (PDT)
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@Ernesto I'm glad you find it helpful. I hope you enjoy Helm :)

@Phil

You should follow the configuration in my guide and swap TAB and C-z. Then, you 
can press TAB for entering directory. C-l is used to go back to parent 
directory, it requires two key pressed but it is closer to the home row. I 
don't think it's much slower. I find it actually faster. If you want to search 
for any file in your project, you have to use Projectile: 
https://github.com/bbatsov/projectile

If you don't use Projectile, Ido won't be able to any file in your directory 
either.

Vào 23:01:22 UTC+7 Thứ hai, ngày 01 tháng chín năm 2014, Phil Lord đã viết:
> First, thanks for the tutorial. I've tried helm (and anything) several
> 
> times, but never got on with it as I have found the experience too
> 
> confusing. I've always reverted to ido. I like the idea of helm because
> 
> it is more pervasive than ido and can do several things at once. I
> 
> dislike the practice of helm because too many things happen at once (and
> 
> the wiki is incomprehensible).
> 
> 
> 
> The thing that I am stuck on at the moment, is file navigation. With
> 
> ido.el, I use [tab] or [del] to move up or down directories (and carry
> 
> on selecting). With helm I have to use C-l C-j which I find much slower
> 
> because of the double keypress and because C-k is in the middle.
> 
> 
> 
> I don't get the behaviour you are talking about with helm. I get a
> 
> single directory at once, and I have to navigate through it to get to
> 
> the files I want.
> 
> 
> 
> Clearly I doing something wrong!
> 
> 
> 
> Phil
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> <address@hidden> writes:
> 
> > Consider this path: arch/x86/boot/main.c
> 
> >
> 
> > Can you type the file name first: "main.c", then add "x86" to get the 
> > correct
> 
> > file above? I'm pretty sure ido+flx can't do that, but maybe I'm missing
> 
> > something.
> 
> >
> 
> > With Helm, you can simply specify "mai x86" and it narrows to 3 candidates
> 
> > with the above path at the top. The file is in Linux kernel source.
> 
> >
> 
> > Maybe you misunderstood my statement about precise remembering project
> 
> > structure. What I meant was you have to remember the correct path ordering,
> 
> > and that requires you to be familiar with the directory structure. Whlie in
> 
> > Helm, I'm completely new to a directory and simply know nothing about
> 
> > directory structure. With Helm, I can start pop up questions like "is there 
> > a
> 
> > main.c that is relate to x86 arch?" and so on.
> 
> >
> 
> >
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> 
> Phillip Lord,                           Phone: +44 (0) 191 222 7827
> 
> Lecturer in Bioinformatics,             Email: address@hidden
> 
> School of Computing Science,            
> http://homepages.cs.ncl.ac.uk/phillip.lord
> 
> Room 914 Claremont Tower,               skype: russet_apples
> 
> Newcastle University,                   twitter: phillord
> 
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