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Is there anything like `ivy-save-view' ? #1079

paul-xie-rs opened this Issue Jun 23, 2017 · 3 comments


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paul-xie-rs commented Jun 23, 2017

I use ivy-push-view to save the windows layout. It's very useful for me. But when I restart my Emacs. The views are all lost. Can I do something to save the views to file and load them again when restart Emacs?


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abo-abo commented Jun 23, 2017

You can save the current state of the ivy-views variable to your config. That's about it.
It might be useful to have a command to save it, but a lot of decisions have to be made:

  • Where to put the file (probably, ~/.emacs.d/); maybe there's some API for this, I don't know
  • How to name the file
  • What to do with entries for files that don't exist any more
  • How often to save to the file

It's doable in general, but maybe it's better to leave it up to the user to configure it to their preference. Or maybe have a separate package like ivy-save-view-mode (akin to recentf-mode) that lets the user configure everything to their liking without bloating ivy.el too much.


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paul-xie-rs commented Jun 25, 2017

Thank you. Sometimes I just need to restart Emacs. But I don't want to lost all of my ivy-views. So I wrote some functions to do this:

(defun peng-save-ivy-views ()
(with-temp-file "~/.emacs.d/ivy-views"
(prin1 ivy-views (current-buffer))
(message "save ivy-views to ~/.emacs.d/ivy-views")))

(defun peng-load-ivy-views ()
(setq ivy-views
(insert-file-contents "~/.emacs.d/ivy-views")
(read (current-buffer))))
(message "load ivy-views"))

It enough for me.

Thank you very much.


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abo-abo commented Jun 25, 2017

You're welcome.

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