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Evil Mode is a Vim emulation layer for Emacs.

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Case insensitive find character in `evil` and `evil-easymotion`

I wonder whether it is possible to make f in evil and/or in evil-easymotion case insensitive?
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Cannot open remote file

I am trying to open a remote file in spacemacs in evil mode on windows using SPC f f. This pops up helm and entering /ssh:myuser@myhost/folder/file.txt produces Wrong type argument: stringp, nil In ...
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how to define an evil-operator to move forward/backward a text-object?

I am trying to define a function that moves to the begin/end of current text-object. First - I define an operator: (evil-define-operator evil-forward-text-object (beg end type) "move to end of ...
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How do I install the evil package?

First time emacs user trying to install "evil mode". I'm attempting to follow the instructions at https://blog.aaronbieber.com/2015/05/24/from-vim-to-emacs-in-fourteen-days.html. I installed emacs on ...
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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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Setting C-p as helm-projectile-find-file

I put this at the very end of my config file: (global-set-key (kbd "C-p") 'helm-projectile-find-file) On Emacs start I can see that it is getting assigned using C-h k C-p. Then when I actually load ...
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How to make Lisp state a default instead of normal?

I'm learning Clojure and Emacs at the same time 🤕 I use Spacemacs with Evil. Recently I've learned about Lisp state and I find it very handy. The only problem is that whenever I switch to insert ...
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Help! Emacs empty my 1 year org file

I have used Emacs Org mode for my notes for several years, and I use Prelude configured with evil. Everything works fine. Until a few minutes ago, I found the note file is empty of content. and the ...
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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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How to unhighlight after searching in evil mode?

I have a text file opened in Spacemacs with evil mode on. When I search for a term by means of /term [Enter] then found "term"s are highlighed. How do I remove that highlighting? I tried / [Enter] - ...
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C-x and M-x remapped to SPC and SPC-SPC

What would be the best way to configure Emacs to handle the above keybindings for vanilla Emacs? Specifically, I'd like to have SPC work as C-x and SPC SPC work as M-x. I love Spacemacs for the ...
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org-mode + evil: insert heading, set cursor to line ending, and change to insert mode?

I am using spacemacs which contains org-mode and evil. Whenever I insert a heading (either org-insert-heading, org-insert-heading-after-current or org-insert-subheading), I have to do two extra ...
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How to avoid entering visual mode when clicking a link while using evil?

Emacs newbie here using spacemacs. How to avoid entering visual mode when clicking a link while using evil? This is particularly problematic in org-mode.
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Evil mode leave insert state if save via I C-x C-s?

I use evil-mode (specifically in spacemacs) working in org-mode documents. Many times, after evaling code via C-c C-c or exporting via C-c C-e, I find myself saving via C-x C-s (old habits die hard). ...
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How to replace an object with selection?

In Evil mode, is it possible to prevent change and deletion commands from putting the replaced object into the selection (system clipboard)? I would like yanking to still do so. I'd like to be able ...
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Unable to use ediff with emacs and evil due to window configuration

Running emacs 25.2.2 with evil installed and updated from Melpa. When I run ediff, it asks for usual buffer A and buffer B and then ONLY the ediff buffer in its own frame is visible with 'Type ? for ...
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Ignore tags in `org-end-of-line` and similar motions

Is there a convenient function for jumping to the last non-tag character in the line of an org-mode heading? For instance... * This is |my header :tag1:tag2: I would like a command that moves ...
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spacemacs key bindings in plain vanilla evil emacs

As the title suggests, I would like to use spacemacs like keybindings in plain vanilla evil emacs. The spacemacs key bindings are very intuitive. But the package is too heavy for my low-end laptop. ...
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orgDefine a keyboard binding that works only in org-agenda when under evil

Using emacs 25.2.2 on Kubuntu 18.04 with evil and evil-org. Here is a very basic question that I could not get a clear answer for, despite googling. I want to define a keyboard binding that works ...
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Evil pastes after point

Evil pastes after point; How do I make it paste at point? 123456|789 Current behavior: 1234567sth89 Desired: 123456sth789
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Change Case of last searched pattern

Is there a fast way of changing the case of the last searched pattern? Inside Evil mode, I press # key to quickly search for keywords at point. And I want to change the case of all occurences of ...
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Removing and adding newlines around expressions

I am in the process of formatting a couple of hundred markdown files and am trying to automate that process. I am having two problems, but I guess I can ask two questions ;) Goal I am trying to ...
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Evil mode not working

Using emacs 25.2.2 on Kubuntu 18.04. Using list-packages I installed evil. Using customize-variable I added (evil-mode t) in my ~/.emacs.d/init.el file. But still when I restart emacs, there is no ...
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Enable Evil jump to work across all panes instead of only active pane

Is there a way to enable evil-jump-forward and evil-jump-backward to use the jump list of all panes instead of only the active pane? In the gif below, here's what happens: Start on left pane at ...
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Unwanted indentation in org + evil

From an org heading, pressing evil o will open a new line that's indented according to the heading (org level + 1 spaces). Can this behaviour be turned off?
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How do I use the primary, not clipboard buffer?

Aka the equivalent of xclip -o -selection primary, not xclip -o -selection clipboard. primary is selection, clipboard is Ctrl-C usually.
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Add dired buffers to evil jump list

I want dired buffers to be included in jump list so I can visit them with Ctrl-i and Ctrl-o. One possible catch is that My Ctrl-x d binding is taken by ido-dired. What I've tried so far (without ...
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Spacemacs Evil mode does not have :for?

I tried to use :for num in [1-30] today in my spacemacs evil mode. But it says Unknown command for Are :for and such command an extension to Vi that is not available for Spacemacs Evil?
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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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Spacemacs evil-window key bindings not working?

I have these keybindings in my dotspacemacs/user-config function: ;; Modify evil-mode keybindings from hjkl motion to jkl; ;; Motion mappings (define-key evil-motion-state-map "H" 'evil-window-bottom)...
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Evil mode visual block not selecting full lines

I'm in the process of switching myself over to Emacs from Atom, and I set Evil mode because I do a lot of vim'ing on my personal and non-personal machines. It seems Evil mode is working all right, ...
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Fixing Evil inside Emacs terminal mode

I use Evil mode inside Emacs to emulate vim-style editing. In the Xwindows based graphical user interface of Emacs on Ubuntu 16.04, Evil mode works perfectly. When I launch emacs in terminal mode ...
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Enabling all Emacs keys in Evil's insert and replace states

I tried Spacemacs recently and I really liked the idea of their hybrid mode. But sadly, I can't figure out how to do a few things in Spacemacs so I'm thinking of just using Evil in regular Emacs. So, ...
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Evil text object for innermost paired delimiter?

Q: how can I create a text object for innermost paired delimiters? evil has text objects to allow us to operate on the standard paired delimiters like parentheses, braces, brackets, quote marks, and ...
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Evil keybindings in reftex-toc

I would like to bind j to reftex-toc-next and k to reftex-toc-previous whilst in a reftex-toc buffer. According to the documentation, the keymap active in *toc* buffers is reftex-toc-map. I'm using ...
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ALT as my modifier key stops me using a pound sign [duplicate]

I've just switched to Spacemacs (Evil mode), as it is time to change things up, having used Sublime Text for years. I have a British Mac keyboard which relies on ALT + 3 to output the pound sign (#). ...
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Re-map evil-commentary key in dired mode

I am trying to re-map a key in evil-mode/evil-commentary-mode when in dired-mode. I tried to add a hook to dired-mode to disable the minor commentary mode, but it disables it for other major modes as ...
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Evil: How do I see the partial command I've been typing?

Suppose I am in command mode, and I am in the process of typing 3dd to delete three lines. How can I make evil mode show the (partial) command I have typed so far? In other words, is there an evil ...
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How do I automatically enter evil-insert-state after running the org-add-note command?

I have tried this out of guesswork but it doesn't work: (add-hook 'org-add-note-mode-hook 'evil-insert-state) Which follows the syntax of something that does work: (add-hook 'org-capture-mode-hook '...
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How to unbind a key from a command in general.el?

I am using emacs with evil, and space is my leader key, however, space is bind to dired-next-line in dired-mode. So, how can I unbind space, so I can still use it as my leader key in dired-mode, and ...
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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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Why do I have to choose evil-org-mode before evil-mode will appear?

I have been working with org mode for some time, and recently installed evil mode and evil org mode via the melpa package tool. For some reason though I cannot run M-x evil-mode (nor does it come up ...
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Distraction free writing mode and vertically centered?

One feature, that I really adored in Ulysses is it's typewriting scroll center lock mode (for the lack of a better description). It would keep the line centered, no matter if the cursor is at the ...
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remap vim keys in evil-mode

I would like to do the equivalent of this vnoremap p "_dP in evil-mode. (i.e. I would like paste-replacing to not yank). I want to do the same for c C and P. I tried this: (define-key evil-visual-...
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Evil - don't yank with only whitespace to register

How can I configure Emacs in Evil mode to delete an empty line (d d) without copying it but still copy it when deleting a non-empty line?
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org-cycle behaves differently for src blocks when evil-mode is enabled

I'm trying to indent my code in org src blocks, but it only works when evil-mode is disabled. I have set this variables for org-mode: (setq org-src-preserve-indentation t org-src-tab-acts-...
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How to define keys in evil mode command mode

I'm trying to create a shortcut in command mode. Basically, by typing :bl, I want it to execute gud-break. I tried the following (evil-define-key 'insert c-mode-map (kbd ":bl") 'gud-break) However, ...
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How to avoid accidentally writing temporary source-block-edit-buffers to file

When doing literate programming in org-mode, I frequently use C-c '[aka M-x org-edit-special] to enter the source-block-edit-buffer, so that I have appropriate yasnippets etc. I then accidentally ...
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How to show available options with evil-leader? (like spacemacs)

Spacemacs has a nice ability to show available keys when pressing the leader key. How can bound leader keys be displayed with evil-leader ? Or is this only available via a different package?
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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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