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I have a text like this,

testStatus['id'] = elt.$.id^^''&&&&
testStatus$$['suite_id'] = ""

where ^^ is my cursor position. When I press M-f, it uses forward-word and end up in the place $$ in line number two.

How can I force M-f to treat newline characters as a word seperator and just stop at the end of line number one.

This works fine, when the last part of line one has some alphabets.

testStatus['id'] = elt.$.id^^''&&&&abcd$$
testStatus['suite_id'] = ""

where ^^ is my initial cursor position and $$ is my new cursor position.

  • & is not in a word syntax! When you want Emacs to go to the end of a line why don't you just command it with <kbd>C-C-e</kbd>? – Dieter.Wilhelm Sep 14 '15 at 4:59
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    What not using forward-sexp instead of forward-word? – Name Sep 15 '15 at 12:31
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Look before you leap!

You can write a custom function which will look for non word characters followed by a new line before next word. On such condition go to end of line other wise run normal word forward.

(defun my-forward-word ()
  (interactive)
  (if (looking-at "\\W+\n")
      (when (search-forward-regexp "\n" nil 'noerror)
        (goto-char (match-beginning 0)))
    (forward-word)))

(global-set-key (kbd "M-f") 'my-forward-word)

Update:

This can be simplified futher using forward-sexp as mentioned by @Name

(defun my-forward-word ()
  (interactive)
  (if (looking-at "\\W+\n")
      (forward-sexp)
    (forward-word)))

(global-set-key (kbd "M-f") 'my-forward-word)
  • anand, one closing paren at my-forward-word's end is missing – Madhavan Sep 15 '15 at 14:35
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Oh , if you are using evil-mode you can just add this line to your ~/.emacs or ~/.emacs.d/init.el

(setq-default evil-cross-lines nil)

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