Questions tagged [yasnippet]

YASnippet is a template system for Emacs. It allows you to type an abbreviation and automatically expand it into function templates. Bundled language templates includes: C, C++, C#, Perl, Python, Ruby, SQL, LaTeX, HTML, CSS and more.

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how to append arbitrary string to yasnippet placeholder field

I would like to know how to append a default string to a placeholder. For example, I currently have: # -*- mode: snippet -*- # name: render template # key: rt # group: Flask # contributor: Jon ...
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YASnippet: Remove parts of expanded snippet when exiting the current active area based on condition

I want to write a snippet for LaTeX sum that behaves like this: I write "sum" and trigger snippet expansion. "sum" becomes "\sum_{$1}^{$2} $0", with $1 being the first entry point, $2 the second one ...
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Capitalize word as you type in emacs/spacemacs (YAS snippet)

Trying the following yas snippet # -*- mode: snippet -*- #name : vuex-action #key : va # -- [${1:$$(capitalize-word yas-text)}]: ({ commit, dispatch, getters, }, { $2, }) => { commit($1, { $2, })...
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Using auto-insert and yasnippet to insert variables into template

I've been reading this and this, trying to figure out how to have an org-mode in-buffer settings template such as this: # # -*- mode: org -*- # # -*- coding: utf-8 -*- #+TITLE: $1 #+AUTHOR: `(user-...
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Unable to use yasnippet with Emacs on Mac or Windows

I've been trying to make yasnippet work with my Emacs on Mac OS 10.15 and Windows 10 but have failed till now. Along with a few other routes that I took, below is one of them: Install the package ...
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`ALT-<return>` breaks ya-snippet

I have a short snippet template which I use to document my patient’s encounter in org-mode. It consists of * Subjective $1 * Objective - Examination: $2 - Investigations seem : $3 * Assessment ...
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Massively long text boxes and yasnippet highlighting

Why are my text boxes and yasnippet field highlights so massively long? Is there a way to change this behavior? If so, what are the necessary steps that need to be taken to solve this issue? The ...
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How to assign TAB to indentation and to yasnippet expand key

i'm trying to have the key TAB to: Indent my code (like in any other text editor) Trigger Yasnippet I have theses lines in my config: (global-set-key (kbd "TAB") 'yas-expand) (global-set-key (kbd "...
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How do I get code signature snippets with lsp-mode/lsp-ui/company-lsp?

I see on the front page of https://github.com/tigersoldier/company-lsp when you type the function name it autocompletes not just the rest of the name, but the signature as a snippet, enabling you to ...
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prevent yas from inserting a new-line after expansion

So I'm doing a recursive snippet with yas $>name: "${2:`(file-name-nondirectory (file-name-sans-extension (buffer-file-name)))`}"${3:, $>np}$0 but yas inserts a new-line at the end of every ...
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Yasnippets: How to add if statements that check for regex?

I would like to replicate some of the snippets shown in this blog post Some of the snippets shown in that post involved if statements that check for regexp in snippet fields as well as checking for ...
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Problem with org-insert-link and yas-expand

I have a problem when I want to yas-expand a link in Org-mode and it has a dash (-) in the text (url and description). Then the snippet break and exits. If I do the same in fundamental-mode it works. ...
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yasnippet not working on org

I created such a snippet $ cat snippets/diary_template # -*- mode: snippet -*- # name: diary template # key: dt # condition: t # -- **** Personal_Notes **** Personal_Tasks **** Project_Notes **...
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Yasnippets won't expand in git-commit-mode?

I have written a snippet for git-commit-mode. However when I'm writing a commit message (from Magit), the snippet won't trigger. Does anyone know how to fix this? I have yasnippet version 20160924....
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spacemacs: show yasnippets at top of completion popup list

yasnippet can be integrated into auto-compltion in spacemacs. I want to show snippets at the top of the auto-completions list. Default is at bottom. foo_______________ |foo -> foo snippet| |foo ...
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Find files interactively with a yassnippet with helm-find-files?

I've seen the answers to this question on inserting filenames interactively within a yasnippet. They are excellent and work great. I was wondering, however, if it's possible to expand them to use the ...
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yasnippet color

I use yasnippet in orgmode to expand codeblocks of Python and start typing code. My snippet is defined as: # -*- mode: snippet -*- # name: emacs-jupyter code block for python (silent) # key: <spp #...
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Get autocomplete to display candidates only when tab is pressed

I've set up auto-complete on emacs to display completion candidates, and it seems to be working well so far. I'm finding the constant display (and changes in display) distracting when I type, and I ...
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How to make yasnippet fall back to self-insertion when it shouldn't expand

I've decided to try out yasnippet recently, and while it seems to work for me, I have an issue with how it handles comments. I've set my trigger key to SPC, which causes unnecessary snippet expansion ...
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Python docstrings only allow two indent levels

I am trying to write a docstring that follows Google's style guide such that it looks something like: def testFunction(a, b): """ Args: a (str): b (str): Returns: ...
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Yasnippets for active web-mode engine

Say I have a snippets folder: snippets/web-mode/ ├── django │   ├── else │   ├── for │   └── if └── erb ├── else ├── for └── if Both engines have different syntax ({% %} and {{ }} vs <...
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sh-script-mode: get [[ … ]] pair expansion to automatically include whitespace?

Say you're coding a shell script and you want to write something like: if [[ "$out" =~ 'none' ]]; then return $err fi If you're just typing it out and have any of the various electric/pair ...
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How to tell YASnippet to ignore placeholder?

I have a shell script which uses an array to check dependencies. I'd like to make this into a YASnippet, but YAS recognizes the array value statement ${dependencies[@]} as a placeholder. How can I ...
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Setting An Org Heading Property From Yasnippet

I have a yasnippet snippet for adding the boilerplate to my "daily review" org document. Here's what it looks like: # key: ndr # name: newdailyreview # -- * Accomplishments :PROPERTIES: :CUSTOM_ID:...
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yasnippet in f90 mode

I'm using autocomplete and yasnippet, therefore I added (define-key yas-minor-mode-map (kbd "<tab>") nil) (define-key yas-minor-mode-map (kbd "TAB") nil) (define-key yas-minor-mode-map (kbd "&...
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Run function after specific snippet

I have a workflow that goes like, 1) use a snippet then 2) call a function. What a glorious opportunity to automate! But how? The snippet ipdb inserts import ipdb; ipdb.set_trace(). It has ...
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Whats the recommended way to install yasnippet for an emacs prelude user?

Is doing mkdir ~/.emacs.d/personal/snippets/ the correct way and putting snippets there? I've been reading https://github.com/bbatsov/prelude/issues/98 What I did: ;; personal.el (prelude-require-...
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Warning (yasnippet): modified buffer in a backquote expression

When I use yasnippet, I keep getting this error: Warning (yasnippet): `foo-snippet' modified buffer in a backquote expression. To hide this warning, add (yasnippet backquote-change) to `warning-...
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How do you make an optional field and comma in a yasnippet?

I want to make a snippet for a function with optional arguments. For example something like: myfunc($1, $2, $3) But in this case, $2 may be optional. I know I can press Ctrl-D to skip it, but it ...
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YASnippet: How to resume (or reactivate) snippets after exiting them

After exiting yasnippet snippets that contain one or more tab stops, I often find myself wanting to go back and modify content that I entered at the tab stops. Of course, I can do this using standard ...
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Yasnippet expand snippet automatically instead of prompting possible completions

I have two snippets: e[TAB] expands to $ $1 $ $0 ($1 and $0 are placeholders); emph expands to \emph{$0} ($0 is a placeholder, this is a default snippet I suppose) I'm writing a lot of equations ...
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In Spacemacs, how can I enable snippets without having an autocomplete popup/completion?

I'm using the auto-completion layer in Spacemacs with the following configuration: (auto-completion :variables auto-completion-return-key-behavior nil auto-...
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Expand yasnippet only when it's at beginning of the line

How to write snippet condition to expand it only when it's positioned at the beginning of the line?
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Yasnippet: Prompting the user for information to fill in a latex snippet

I write a snippet to insert a theorem environment into a latex document, based upon some snippets created by another project: https://github.com/madsdk/yasnippets-latex . In the snippet below, the ...
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Fill-column conflicts with YASnippet [Examples in gif]

I use fill-column in my dot-Emacs. And I have the following setting: (turn-on-auto-fill) (set-fill-column 60) The result looks like this: Every time when the input exceeds columnnumber 60, it will ...
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One yasnippet snippet for multiple modes

I have the following snippet: # -*- mode: snippet -*- # contributor: Song Qiang <tsiangsung@gmail.com> # key: m # group: Math # name: Inline math \( ... \) # -- \\($1\\)$0 and I want it to be ...
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Best pratice advices for abbrev vs. completion vs. snippets

I am not sure if this is really a proper question but I am interested in having some opinions about the most efficient usage of Emacs' abbreviations features (abbrev/dabbrev) in combination with auto-...
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Yasnippet: How to automatically advance to next field after `yas-choose-value`

Yasnippet has a function called yas-choose-value which is used like this: <div align="${2:$$(yas-choose-value '("right" "center" "left"))}"> $0 </div> How can I automatically exit the ...
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yasnippet: jump at the beginning of inserted snippet

Is it possible to define that after inserting a snippet, the cursor will jump at the beginning of what has been inserted? It will make it even more fun.
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Can you setup a snippet with two choices, where the second choice depends on the first choice?

I am trying to setup a snippet to add a src-block header to an emacs org-mode src-block. I want to get a list of possible headers to choose from, which I can get in this snippet (the org-babel-headers ...
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Yasnippet: How to create multiple snippet key bindings

I have a yasnippet with # binding: TAB f o o in the header. This is processed by the yasnippet library as 9 102 111 111. With respect to a keymap of a major-mode, both \C-i and (kbd "TAB") are ...
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Make yasnippet context sensitive

In LaTeX I often use pythontex in a way that there is a block \begin{pycode}[sessionname] ... \end{pycode} where I make some calculations. Then in the following text I refer to variables defined there ...
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Expanding Snippets in evil-insert-mode

I just moved to spacemacs from vim and am a complete newbie with emacs. I cannot figure out how to expand yasnippets while in evil-insert-mode. I know yasnippet is available because I can choose from ...
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Can't get automated c++ docstrings to work

I stumbled this thread and at first, it seems glorious, but I simply cannot get it to work. So when I try it on any program e.g.: #include <iostream> bool helloWorld(int a,int b){ dox<...
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Autoindent yas-snippets which call up another function

I use the snippet function_docstring_numpy (shortcut: fdn) in python to define nicely documented functions. They look like this: def flip(batch): """Flip a batch of images Works for a single ...
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Menu bar drop-downs empty

I am using Emacs 25.3.2 on Linux Ubuntu 16.04. The problem is that several of the menu bar items produce empty drop-downs. A grey box appears, but with nothing inside. It looks like this: I ...
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How to define a yasnippet whose content depends on the value of an Elisp variable?

I want to define a yasnippet for shell-script mode that would insert a chunk of text whose content depends on the setting of the sh-shell variable. Since the possible different text insertions are ...
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Aligning (ditaa) rectangles with variable string width in yasnippet

To quickly add simple diagrams to notes, I've created yasnippets for ditaa boxes. The text inside each box is a $x - and therefore has a length I do not know at snippet design time. As a consequence, ...
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Define dummy variables from parameter list

Let's say I am experimenting with a codebase, and there's a function that takes a bunch of parameters, say void foobar(char A, char B, int m, float k, int n) I want to use the function somewhere, so ...
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How to insert leading spaces/tabs in yasnippet? [duplicate]

yasnippet does not respect spaces or tabs when they occur at the start a line. In my snippet file I have example which executes as example Escaping with \ doesn't work. How do I get leading ...