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Evil Mode is a Vim emulation layer for Emacs.

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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 can I get undo behavior in Evil similar to Vim's?

The default undo behavior in Evil is too coarse-grained because it considers anything taking place between entering insert mode and leaving it as one edit operation. When you enter a whole paragraph ...
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evil-mode visual selection copies text to clipboard automatically

Setup: GUI version GNU Emacs 25.0.50.1 (x86_64-w64-mingw32) of 2015-07-25 on KAEL Compiled from EmacsW64. Package Evil, using the latest version of Evil from MELPA Windows 7 x64 bit. Situation: ...
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How do I turn off Spacemacs’s tildes on empty lines?

I just installed Spacemacs, mainly for its nifty defaults. One default I'm not so pleased about is that it puts tildes on empty lines in the file. I've tried putting (setq vi-tilde-fringe nil) and (...
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Differences between evil-normal-state-map and evil-motion-state-map

Documentation for evil-normal-state-map: Keymap for Normal state. Documentation for evil-motion-state-map: Keymap for Motion state. Does Vim have a so-called "motion mode"? In Vim, executing :...
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Instructions on how to work with Evil Mode

I am considering in giving Evil Mode a chance. I have searched extensively to find how do you use it and everyone is just sharing their customizations. What I can't understand is when you install and ...
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Is there an equivalent to sed-style substitution commands from vim?

One of the things I miss from vim is being able to type in a substitution command that will work over multiple lines, for example: :/begin/,/end/s/foo/bar/g The above command substitutes "foo" for "...
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Evil: map keybindings the vim way?

I am trying to make the Evil function evil-jump-to-tag, C-] behave like the Emacs binding M-.. The normal behaviour is fine for browsing Tags files, but I want it to work also for Slime's slime-edit-...
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How do I jump out of enclosing parentheses?

I'm using spacemacs to edit Python code. When I type an opening parentheses, the closing parentheses is automatically inserted for me and the cursor is put in the middle for further typing. But: ...
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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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hybrid line number mode in emacs?

Is it possible to show the absolute number of the current line, instead of "0", when in relative line number mode? This is sometimes referred to as "hybrid line number mode". Like this: 7 ...
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Evil mode and regular expressions

In Vim, if I want search for all variable names LX where X is a number, I can simply type /L\d. However, this doesn't seem to work with evil. Is there another syntax for regular expressions in Evil ...
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How to Persist Evil Markers?

I want to be able to save my buffer local evil markers (m to mark a location and then ' or ` to jump to it) across emacs sessions/instances. I'm not really sure how to do this. I tried installing/...
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Default Magit commit state in Evil

I use evil. Normally, when I commit, I'd like to immediately start typing, but evil starts the buffer in evil-normal-state. I used to set (evil-set-initial-state #'git-commit-mode 'insert) But that ...
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Evil cursor change by state

Until today, when I was in the normal state in evil, the cursor was a block, and it would switch to an I-beam when in insert state. Something changed, however, and the cursor is now always the I-beam....
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Have Ctrl-a increase a number just like in vim

In spacemacs Ctrl-a is being used to move to the beginning of the line. I'm more used to 0 to move to the beginning of the line and $ to the end, which works in spacemacs. Ctrl-a increases numbers in ...
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How do I set up key bindings for modes in a specific Evil state?

I have a set of key bindings that I use for both web-mode and php-mode in insert mode (of Evil). So I cannot use set-local-map or something. Because in normal mode, the same keys will then call other ...
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How can I add a new colon-command to Evil?

evil-mode introduces vim-style colon commands (such as :wq to save and close). I have a few commands (such as kill-buffer, org-babel-tangle) that I'd like to be able to run through this instead of ...
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Cursor moves one position left after exiting insert mode?

I'm using evil via spacemacs. When I exit insert state, the cursor moves to the left one character. Why is that? Is it a bug, or is it a feature? Can I turn it off?
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Difference between `evil-search-forward` and `evil-ex-search-forward`

It's in the title: What's the difference between evil-search-forward and evil-ex-search-forward? When would I want to use one instead of the other? evil-search-forward Search forward for user-...
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Using evil in the minibuffer

evil-mode does not seem to bind keys in the minibuffer. Is there a way to use evil in the minibuffer? It's hard to use Vim-style keybindings everywhere BUT the minibuffer.
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Evil mode - How to go into Insert mode after Org-capture with %? cursor placement

After creating an org-capture with the %? to place the cursor, the cursor will be in command mode. Is there a variable for putting it into insert mode or does org-capture elisp code need to be ...
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Remove key-mapping from org-mode

I'm transitioning from VIM (using GNU Emacs 24.5.1). I want to move between "windows" using familiar keys i.e. (global-set-key (kbd "C-k") 'windmove-up) (global-set-key (kbd "C-j") 'windmove-down) (...
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Evil-emacs: how to select last pasted text (like gv)?

How do I visually select the last pasted text with evil-emacs? gv reselects the last visual selection. I'd like a function/snippet that does the same for my last pasted text.
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How to access os clipboard using Emacs + Evil

How can i yank to/from windows clipboard when using: Windows 7 (x64) GNU Emacs 24.4.1 (x64) Evil 1.0.9 and having (setq x-select-enable-clipboard nil) in my .emacs? (I put this line there because i ...
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How can I translate my .vimrc into evil-mode

I have heard of the power of Emacs, but I have a ton more experience with vim and an extensive amount of shortcuts in my .vimrc file. I would like to transfer these mappings over to Emacs evil-mode. ...
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What is “Symbol Highlight Transient State”?

Pressing * (spacemacs/enter-ahs-forward) works like visual star in Vim, except for the mini buffer: What is "Symbol Highlight Transient State" in the mini buffer about? Where is the documentation ...
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Disable evil-mode when git-timemachine mode is activated

How do I disable evil-mode in a buffer in which git-timemachine is activated?
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In Evil mode, how can I prevent adding to the kill ring when I yank text, visual mode over other text, then paste over?

If I have text1 text2, I yank text1 with yw then I highlight text2 with vw and paste overwrite that text with p, my kill ring now has text2. I'd prefer if text2 wasn't added to my kill ring because ...
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Evil: Is there a default register that does not get overwritten by later yanks to explicit registers?

I often use registers in evil, but I have a common use case that I cannot seem to resolve. I would like to have all copied text stored somewhere that does not get overwritten when I explicitly make ...
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how do I do case sensitive searches using evil/spacemacs?

I'm trying to perform a search and replace in spacemacs but I need it to be case sensitive when by default it appears to be case insensitive. So I try to do :set noignorecase but then I have this ...
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How might I define (or fake) a mode-local ex command with evil?

It is possible to define ex commands using evil-ex-define-cmd. For example, :quit is defined as: (evil-ex-define-cmd "q[uit]" 'evil-quit) I'd like to override this behaviour in particular modes; in ...
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How to learn Dired in Evil mode?

I am learning Dired in Evil mode. h j k l / are Evil keys that obviously work in Dired. Are there others? Is there a table of Evil keys for Dired? I am using Emacs 25.2.1 with Evil, Spacemacs, and ...
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Using cask for package management

I am new to emacs. I'm trying to use cask to manage emacs packages. This is my ~/.emacs.d/init.el: (require 'cask "~/etsi/cask/cask.el") (cask-initialize "~/etsi") (require 'evil) (evil-mode 1) ~/...
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How can I implement Vim's `undo line` command in Emacs' evil-mode?

From the Vim User Manual: 02.5: There's a special version of the undo command, the "U" (undo line) command. The undo line command undoes all the changes made on the last line that was edited. ...
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How to quit evil mode?

My vim-using co-worker came by, and since he wanted to do something with files on my PC, I installed evil-mode to allow him to do this more efficiently (vim user trying to accomplish anything in emacs ...
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Fold all methods in a Python class with Evil

How can I fold all the methods in a Python class? I use Evil and would prefer a pure Evil solution, if possible. I'm looking for a quick way to take something like this: class LongClassIDidNotWrite(...
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How to check the current state in evil mode?

When writing elisp for evil mode, how can you check the currently active evil state?(normal, visual, insert... etc)
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Helm bind “C-j” and “C-k” to list navigation (cursor position)

Is it possible to change binding to navigate throw Helm list via C-j and C-k bindings? I came to Emacs from Vi(m) world and I really want to keep this mapping in my emacs + evil setup.
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Using evil-mode with a function that does not work well with evil-mode

The great org-mode has a fast way to jump between headings in an org file; M-x org-goto or C-c C-j. This doesn't work with evil mode that well. If I am on evil normal mode in an org file, C-c C-j ...
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How to set evil-mode to use evil-emacs-state-mode in new buffers?

So far, I've tried this, but it doesn't see to be working - new buffers still start in normal mode. I'd prefer to default to evils emacs mode, and be able to switch into evil with C-z when I'm ready (...
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How to do case sensitive searches using evil's evil-search?

Unlike isearch, evil-search mode ignores case-fold-search option. Using evil-search like this for eg: (setq-default evil-search-module 'evil-search) Is it possible to make evil-search case ...
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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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Making `dj` delete two lines in evil mode

dj in vim deletes the current line as well as the next. It's a bit idiosyncratic (in that it doesn't really make sense as a motion) but I've come to rely on it. In evil, however, dj deletes only the ...
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How do I jump to the next sentence in evil?

When i press ) in Vim it jumps to the next sentence. In evil, however, ) (evil-forward-sentence) at the beginning of the following paragraph takes you to the paragraph's end, while in Vim it jumps to ...
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Exiting insert mode in Evil mode and saving immediately (Ctrl + [, :w) causes errors

I've recently shifted to Emacs + Evil for my dev setup, and seem to be running into a rather strange issue with Emacs 24: when I exit Insert mode using Ctrl+[ and try to save the file with :w, Emacs ...
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Org-mode: closing the nearest parent

I often find I want to close the nearest parent subtree, but don't know of a better way of doing this than navigating to the header first and then pressing tab. I use evil-mode, so properly this ...
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How can I make C-g run both evil-force-normal-state and keyboard-quit?

With evil-mode, I found myself pressing escape very often, but it's a bit far to reach. Also, it seems semantic wise, keyboard-quit is similar to evil-force-normal-state, so I would like to use C-g ...
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Globally replace C- with SPC

I want to globally replace C- with SPC in emacs. This should make almost all emacs bindings not awful chords, and should completely avoid colliding emacs with evil/vim. It should also be able to be ...
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How can I get VolatileHighlights to work with evil-yank, evil-delete, etc?

With the guide on extending Emacs, I discovered the volatile highlights package. But it only works on Emacs operations like kill and yank. I would like to use it with Evil operations like evil-yank ...

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