Emacs for Vim users
Evil is an extensible vi layer for Emacs. It provides Vim features like Visual selection and text objects, and is the successor to the now defunct vimpulse and vim-mode.
Using el-get, Evil can be downloaded and installed with: M-x el-get-install RET evil RET.
Alternatively, Evil lives in a Git repository. To download Evil, do:
git clone git://gitorious.org/evil/evil.git
If you don't have Git, just head over to Gitorious and click the "Download master as tar.gz" link (extract with ##tar -xzf master.tar.gz##).
Move Evil to ~/.emacs.d/evil (or somewhere else in your ##load-path##). Then add the following lines to ~/.emacs:
(add-to-list 'load-path "~/.emacs.d/evil") (require 'evil) (evil-mode 1)
Evil requires [UndoTree undo-tree.el] in the load-path for linear undo and undo branches. Otherwise, Evil uses regular Emacs undo.
A brief PDF manual is available in the /doc subdirectory.
- evil-surround: Port of Vim's surround script.
- evil-numbers: Vim-like increment and decrement.
- evil-leader: Port of Vim's mapleader.