Emacs small package to help you grep your folders and correct configure it
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Emacs small package to help you grep your folders and correct configure it.

I am using grep during all day long. I had written a function that was just perfect for me to grep my files. However, I started to need to extend that function to be work for other directories as well. I tried counsel-git-grep, but for some reason it is really tooo slow in my machine (MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017)) and I could not make the "exclude directories" and "exclude files" to work and get out a lot of unwanted results from my search. Therefore, I decided to improve a little bit of my functions and transform it in a small packages. Hope this could be useful to someone else.


(add-to-list 'load-path "~/.emacs.d/site-packages/grep-folder")
(require 'grep-folder)
(global-set-key (kbd "C-c g") 'grep-folder)

IMPORTANT: The version of your grep command should be >=2.5.2.


After the installation you only need to fire M-x grep-folder and select the folder you want to grep.


By default there is only the emacs.d folder setup. Check how to add and customize the folder you desire below.


The settings below remove the var/, etc/, .cask/, .git/ and site-packages from the grep command inside my emacs.d directory. It also adds the myScript folder to the initial menu.

(setq grep-folder-setup-dirs '(("~/.emacs.d" . ("var/" "etc/" ".cask/" ".git/" "site-packages"))
(setq grep-folder-setup-files '(("~/.emacs.d" . (".gitmodules"))))