How can I get rid of the state information of evil in the echo area? I've already displayed it in the status bar and there is no need to occupy the echo area.

  • FWIW, it does not occupy the echo area as it's gone by the next time a command prints something.
    – wasamasa
    Dec 7, 2016 at 7:37
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    @wasamasa Yes, but it freshes away the message I currently have...
    – xuhdev
    Dec 7, 2016 at 10:32
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    How about commenting out line 112 of evil-states.el (current version as of 12/07/2016) -- i.e., comment out: :message "-- INSERT --" and if necessary byte-compile-file after it has been modified? Here is a link to the exact line of the source code: bitbucket.org/lyro/evil/src/…
    – lawlist
    Dec 7, 2016 at 16:36

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Here's the solution for insert state. You can apply the same idea to other states as you see fit.

(setq evil-insert-state-message nil)

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