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* [https://github.com/cofi/evil-leader evil-leader]: Port of Vim's mapleader.
* [https://github.com/cofi/evil-leader evil-leader]: Port of Vim's mapleader.
* [[ace-jump]]: Port of Vim's Easy-motion
=== Bug tracker ===
=== Bug tracker ===

Revision as of 03:58, 8 August 2013

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.

Quick install

Evil comes prebuilt in emacs24. In Emacs23, Evil can be downloaded and installed using el-get 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##).


If you installed it manually, move Evil to ~/.emacs.d/evil (or somewhere else in your ##load-path##). In any case, add the following lines to ~/.emacs:

(add-to-list 'load-path "~/.emacs.d/evil") ;;no need with 24
(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.



Bug tracker

The bugtrucker can be found on Bitbucket.