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Vinegar layer

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1. Description

This layer is a port of vim-vinegar for Emacs.

It is based on tpope's vinegar.vim, simplifying dired with a limited number of details and exposing the - command in all buffers to enter dired.

1.1. Features:

  • navigation up folders with - key
  • simplify dired buffer to show only file names
  • better evil/vim bindings for navigation within dired buffer
  • keep only one active dired buffer
  • Use dired-k extension to show time / vcs related information in single bar
  • right mouse click moves up directory if in blank space or shows context menu

2. Install

2.1. Layer

To use this configuration layer add vinegar to the dotspacemacs-configuration-layers list.

2.2. Reuse dired buffer

To reuse dired buffers set the variable vinegar-reuse-dired-buffer to t.

(setq-default dotspacemacs-configuration-layers '(
  (vinegar :variables
           vinegar-reuse-dired-buffer nil))

2.3. Deactive hide details mode

Per default extensive details in dired are hidden with this layer. This can be deactivated by setting the variable vinegar-dired-hide-details to nil.

(setq-default dotspacemacs-configuration-layers '(
  (vinegar :variables
           vinegar-dired-hide-details t)))

2.4. Mouse bindings

Mouse Binding Description
mouse-1 (Dired) Open selected file
mouse-2 (Dired) Open clicked file in other-window
mouse-3 (Dired) Open context popup or go up directory

2.5. Key bindings

Key binding Description
- Navigate to parent directory in dired
0 (Dired) Move to the beginning of the file in dired
= (Dired) Diff between selected files
C-j (Dired) Move to next subdirectory
C-k (Dired) Move to previous subdirectory
I (Dired) Toggle showing dotfiles
~ (Dired) Navigate to home directory
f (Dired) Helm find file
J (Dired) Goto file
C-f (Dired) dired-find
H (Dired) Show dired history
T (Dired) Move down in dired tree
K (Dired) Kill marked lines (hide, do not delete)
r (Dired) Redisplay buffer

Author: root

Created: 2022-01-21 Fri 03:02