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Add swiper-backward command #1172

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vspinu opened this issue Aug 23, 2017 · 8 comments
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Add swiper-backward command #1172

vspinu opened this issue Aug 23, 2017 · 8 comments

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@vspinu
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vspinu commented Aug 23, 2017

It's would be great to have a counterpart of isearch-backward in swiper.

The discussion of it, and a proposed solution, could be found in #412. That solution is inherently fragile as most of it is a direct copy-paste of the swiper code. So even small changes to the internals of swiper are likely to break that solution. I guess a small incision to the swiper code could fix this without much ado.

@manuel-uberti
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I guess a small incision to the swiper code could fix this without much ado.

Could you open a PR with it? I am interested to see this kind of command.

@bbatsov
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bbatsov commented Feb 4, 2018

I was wondering if a such command exists, now I know it doesn't. :-)

@abo-abo
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abo-abo commented Feb 4, 2018

@vspinu Any chance on PR?

@vspinu
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vspinu commented Feb 4, 2018

No, not really, sorry. This part didn't quite stick with me, so I am back to usual isearch interface for the moment.

@andyleejordan
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Now that swiper-isearch exists it seems even more relevant to have swiper-isearch-backward.

jrosdahl added a commit to jrosdahl/swiper that referenced this issue Jul 13, 2019
jrosdahl added a commit to jrosdahl/swiper that referenced this issue Jul 13, 2019
@SreenivasVRao
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Hi guys, thanks for this feature! :)

Can you tell me how I should remap C-r within swiper? I don't want it in the global keymap...

I tried
(global-unset-key (kbd "C-r")) (define-key ivy-minibuffer-map (kbd "C-r") 'swiper-isearch-backward)

didn't work...

@abo-abo
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abo-abo commented May 23, 2020

@SreenivasVRao You should use swiper-map, which has priority over ivy-minibuffer-map.

@SreenivasVRao
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SreenivasVRao commented May 23, 2020

That caused some other problems. I looked at the key map and saw that C-s was bound to 'swiper-C-s

So I went ahead and wrote a 'swiper-C-r - Think this would be useful, but it assumes that people want C-s and C-r bound within swiper - which I know is not always the case.

(defun swiper-C-r (&optional arg)
  "Move cursor vertically down ARG candidates.
If the input is empty, select the previous history element instead."
  (interactive "p")
  (if (string= ivy-text "")
      (ivy-next-history-element 1)
    (ivy-previous-line arg)))

astoff pushed a commit to astoff/swiper that referenced this issue Jan 1, 2021
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