Search for hash(#) sign using Emacs' consult-grep
April 3, 2023
This is something I came across recently.
I wanted to search for
#todo query didn’t work obviously because
# sign in consult
is a punctuation character as they call it.
I didn’t really want to change
# sign as a punctuation character because I used to it.
I’m not also sure if there is such an option (read til the end to find out why)
After some time spent googling
I couldn’t find how to do escape it.
Obvious things like
#\#todo didn’t work.
Then I found this example in consult readme:
/defun/consult: It is also possible to use other punctuation characters.
This is not somewhere on the top of the readme. It’s under Asynchronous Search section which I ignored while I was looking for my use case.
So it seems like any NON [A-Za-z0-9] character can be a punctuation character. Though I’m not sure about it.
In any case
/#todo worked nicely but it was unnecessary hard to find the proper syntax for it.
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