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Evil Mode is a Vim emulation layer for Emacs.

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Emacs keeps overwriting files in Haskell mode

I'm using emacs: GNU Emacs 26.3 Copyright (C) 2019 Free Software Foundation, Inc. GNU Emacs comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. You may redistribute copies of GNU Emacs under the terms of the GNU ...
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Programmatically call evil-search-forward and then paste

How do I create an elisp function to call evil-search-forward and then paste to search for the last text yanked/copied? I've tried calling commands such as evil-paste-after or yank (see below) but ...
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How can I make the cursor place properly when hitting enter inside an empty object, without exiting “insert mode”

This is mainly for js2-mode, but would love to have it in python or other programming languages as well. I would like to have the cursor placed as seen in the below image when hitting enter inside an ...
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Evil, How do I display visual range in mode-line

I'd like to see the size (number of rows and/or columns) of the visual selection in my mode-line. I use evil. How do I do that?
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How to act on the currently highlighted search result with evil mode?

When using evil mode search, is there a way to act on the currently highlighted search result by... Converting it into a selection. Treating it as a text object. Having the ability to specify the end ...
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Execute function by using evil-set-register

I am using evil and I want to execute function by using Emacs macro system. (evil-set-register ?f [?i ?f ?o ?o ?b ?a ?r escape]) I can run the macro which is at top by using @f but as you know this ...
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Possible not to use undo-tree in evil mode?

Every so often I run into bugs in undo-tree, where I can't redo, with the following known bug, another report & reddit thread. primitive-undo: Unrecognized entry in undo list undo-tree-canary ...
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Symbol Highlight Transient State select all words

I am using Spacemacs. I want to move between variables easily and while using #spacemacs/enter-ahs-backward function. I want to select the even word near of some special characters like $!:<> ...
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Make Evil Mode “s” key behave like Vim

Doom Emacs' s key does not behave like Vim's implementation. In Vim, s deletes the character under the cursor and puts you into insert mode whereas Evil Mode performs a search, similar to f and t. Is ...
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Adding custom text above and below a buffer

Is there an easy way to wrap a buffer in emacs with text of my choice? For e.g if my selected buffer is like this, This is the first line of a verse with । And here comes the second line ॥ 1.2 ॥ I ...
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Start in insert state based on minor mode

I would like the org capture buffer (which IIUC is in org-capture-mode, a minor mode) to start in insert state; It seems that both the evil-insert-state-modes variable and the evil-set-initial-state ...
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Using evil and org-mode, as my file size grows, there is increasing delay in any command that changes text

There is only delay when changing text: navigation all works instantly, as normal. The delay has gotten to about one full second now, it's getting pretty bad. The file is around 15,000 lines long, ...
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Generate dynamic keybindings depending on keyboard layout

This is a bit of an esoteric request so I will try to phrase it clearly. I am currently beginning to learn colemak and doing so through a series of transitional layouts that go by the group name of ...
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Use hydra with evil motions

I'm trying to use a hydra to dispatch among a selection of motions. See this minimal example: (defhydra hydra/test (:color blue) "This is a test hydra" ("n" evil-next-line)) (evil-define-motion ...
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Evil Org-Mode set L and H to tabbar movements

I can toggle org-mode TODO status with L and H when the pointer rests at a org heading. I wish I could bind those keys to tabbar-"movements" to mimic the behaviour I get in all othem mode with this ...
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spacemacs - rebind existing keys

I am trying to rebind j, k key as well as capital E, B and Y, but cannot get them to work. Any pointers? I put this into my .spacemacs (in dotspacemacs/user-config): (evil-define-key 'normal key-...
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Echo area in Evil mode

I was wondering if it is possible to convert the echo area into something like what you get when you press C-f after : (in ex-mode)? One of the packages I am using gives me a modifiable (long) string ...
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Jump to location in org-mode while properly unfolding headings

I'd like to find a way to jump to a location in an org-mode file while automatically unfolding only the heading at the location I'm jumping to and all its parent headings (but not any sibling headings)...
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How to insert/dump all keyboard macros at once?

Is there a way to show all keyboard macros (similar to insert-kbd-macro) without having to first name each macro? Using macros with evil-mode in case this makes a difference.
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Search and replace in evil mode

I'm an emacs newbie and am using evil mode for text formatting. I have some text in the following format: word1 = meaning with elaboration; word2 = simpler meaning; word3; word4 = much long ...
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Skip over remaining errors in current file to next error in next file

tl;dr I am using :cn in Evil's Ex command line and would like to use :cnf as well, but it is not there, and I don't know what function to bind it to. Details As a former Vim user who is slowly ...
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Prevent mouse click from changing cursor position while in insert mode

I work on a laptop most of the time and it happens somewhat often that while inserting some text (in evil mode) I will accidentally hit the touchpad with my thumb, changing the cursor position and ...
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Archive all marked entries with evil-mode

I recently switched to evil mode and cannot figure out how to archive all marked entries at once. The way I did it earlier, when I was in a list seeing the candidate entries for archiving I pressed * ...
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Issue binding space as leader with evil-mode and general mode

I am currently trying to set up my config so that I can use evil-mode while also using the space key as a local leader for some command while mapping my keys with general.el package. ;; hide tool bar ...
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Assign TAB in markdown mode

Running emacs 25.2.2, general, evil and markdown-mode installed from MELPA. The problem is when I hit TAB on a heading in a markdown file, it does not cycle visibility of content. C-h k TAB shows it ...
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change evil operators to be non-greedy

I notice that some of the evil around operators are greedy. As in they grab space around the surrounding delimiters. One such operator is the a". Assuming that my cursor is | when I use va" the ...
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add-hook evil-insert-state-entry-hook is not calling the function

Update: It worked properly somehow after disabling and enabling nyan-mode. BUT there is no evidence indicating any relationship between them. Because I can't reproduce this problem after it was ...
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How to treat underscore as part of the word?

I use Emacs + evil mode. When I position the cursor on e (in normal state) in a chunk of text such as abc_def_ghi, ciw (change inner word) changes only the def part of the string, while Vim would ...
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How do I set evil mode to use the normal state by default in Customize mode?

When I open the Easy Customization in Emacs, I want to be in normal mode instead of emacs mode. Is that possible?
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Leave evil's insert state with Control + c

I would like to be able to leave the insert state (I think that's what it's called in emacs?) using the Ctrl+c combination I know from vim. I'm using doom-emacs in case that's important, and I'm ...
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How can I make terms searched with `*` or `#` populate the search history?

In my attempt to have * and # work in Spacemacs as they do in Vim, I've followed the solution posted at this question. Those keys now work, but there's one hurdle more to overcome: the searched term ...
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Can't run command using C-. keybinding with Evil

I'm trying to use racket-mode for programming Racket. One of the racket-mode commands is bound to C-c C-. (control c, control period). However, whenever I try to press C-c C-., it appears to get ...
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How to set leader-key-like chord sequence in Evil mode?

I am using Spacemacs with evil mode and this works: (define-key evil-normal-state-map (kbd "m") 'set-input-method) However, I would like to use something like this: (define-key evil-normal-...
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How can I move the cursor from a shell window to another window in Evil mode?

Imagine I have following four windows in Emacs: Window 1 is a shell window (M-x shell). Windows 2, 3, and 4 are normal windows with files open. Evil mode is enabled. If I am the shell window, how can ...
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How can I re-enable `C-z` in evil mode (to pause Emacs)?

I have been using Emacs for a while and recently started using evil mode. I exclusively use emacs-nox (command line emacs). The only thing that's missing for me is C-z to pause emacs and bring me back ...
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Any way to remap the meta key with evil?

Function modifiers in Emacs conflicts with many hotkeys I have (for example, conflicts with i3wm). By using evil I could use evil to avoid most of conflict hotkeys. However, I do still need to use ...
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How to loop over keymaps and assign keys?

If I have a key binding I want to apply to multiple keymaps, for example. (evil-define-key 'visual c-mode-map (kbd "C-M-?") 'c-comment-from-c++) (evil-define-key 'visual c++-mode-map (kbd &...
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elpy (and evil-mode) do not react on TAB

This is my elpy-config 1Elpy Configuration 2 ...
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Improve emacs performance when working on large files

I'm a former vim user that switched to emacs + evil with a still relatively simple configuration with only 36 packages. I'm really happy with the additional functionality emacs delivers, but one thing ...
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Spacemacs, Lisp, Pasting and the missing Space

When editing Lisp or Clojure in Spacemacs (Emacs with Evil) I find the pasting behavior anoying. Say I have yanked bar and want to paste it as a parameter to (foo) so I get (foo bar). The problem is, ...
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How to disable evil-mode everywhere?

I have recently installed emacs doom, and I tried to customise it with some custom keybindings. I have found that Evil is just not something I want. I can disable it on a per-buffer basis with M-x ...
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How to remap the search backwards evil-ex-search-previous command of evil?

I want to remap evil-ex-search-previous to some other key than ,. I tried (define-key evil-motion-state-map "," 'evil-avy-goto-char-in-line) (evil-define-key 'normal magit-mode-map ",&...
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Completing underscored words without making _ a word character

I would like to use evil-complete-previous (or whatever) to complete strings_such_as_this, which is by default not possible. It is possible after (modify-syntax-entry ?_ "w"), but this has the ...
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Evil key bindings with evil-define-key do opposite of what I want?

Below is the entirety of my Evil key bindings in init.el: (evil-define-key 'normal 'global (kbd "SPC") (make-sparse-keymap)) (evil-define-key 'normal 'global (kbd "SPC TAB") #'ivy-switch-buffer) (...
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How do I auto save evil buffers for specific file types?

I'm a new Doom Emacs user that can't get used to having to save files manually. I found a way to auto save evil buffers, but the problem with this approach is that I'm not able step out of vterm (an ...
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Change dd command in evil mode to not write to clipboard

I would like to use normal modes commands like d c x etc without the content being copied to clipboard. I want to make emacs so that only y command will write anything to the clipboard. Other ...
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I broke Spacemacs

After editing my .spacemacs file, spacemacs is saying that there is an unmatched parenthesis and I need to go into startup recovery mode. After looking at the file, I have not found any problems. ...
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How to get the “number prefix” to be used in a function? (evil mode)

With emacs evil-mode, you can use number prefixes before commands (like in vim). For example 10j goes 10 lines down. I am trying to define a custom function which can make use of these "number ...
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Can behavior of `W` be changed by modifying syntax entries?

I want dW and dB to not delete brackets in racket (all 3 kinds [, (, {). I'm looking at changing W and not w because w is still useful for changing parts of an identifier, e.g. I can easily change ...
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Evil and adding a binding for evil-ex-define-cmd globally for tabbar mode

I’m using spacemacs: •  How can I (globally —ie, permanently) bind a new command :tabe to open a new tab in the emacs built-in minor mode TabBar? •  Right now, :tabnew works. But I want to make :tabe ...

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