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[Feature request] Insert word at point with C-w #125

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sewkokot opened this issue Jun 1, 2015 · 4 comments
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[Feature request] Insert word at point with C-w #125

sewkokot opened this issue Jun 1, 2015 · 4 comments

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@sewkokot sewkokot commented Jun 1, 2015

I'm used to pressing C-w in isearch-forward to insert word-at-point in the minibuffer. Would it be possible to do it with swiper?

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@abo-abo abo-abo commented Jun 1, 2015

You have to bind it yourself as:

(define-key ivy-minibuffer-map (kbd "C-w") 'ivy-yank-word)

I prefer to have C-w call kill-region, as it does in other buffers. Also try C-s M-n - the preferred method to search for thing-at-point.

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@sewkokot sewkokot commented Jun 1, 2015

Thank you for prompt response and implementation! Exactly what I wanted :)

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@sewkokot sewkokot commented Jun 1, 2015

My first tests were when I had point at the bol but then when the cursor is further the function ivy-yank-word yanks string from the beg of line to the point. I modified your function a bit to suit my need.

  (defun my-ivy-yank-word ()
    (interactive)
    (let (amend)
      (with-selected-window (ivy-state-window ivy-last)
        (goto-char swiper--opoint)
        (setq amend (thing-at-point 'symbol)))
      (when amend (insert amend))))
  (bind-key "C-w" 'my-ivy-yank-word ivy-minibuffer-map))
abo-abo added a commit that referenced this issue Jun 1, 2015
swiper.el (swiper--update-input-ivy): When there's no input yet, don't
move point.

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@abo-abo abo-abo commented Jun 1, 2015

My first tests were when I had point at the bol but then when the cursor is further the function ivy-yank-word yanks string from the beg of line to the point

Thanks for pointing that out, swiper should work better now. Your approach isn't optimal since it isn't possible to type in some input, C-n and then extend with C-w. It should be possible now with ivy-yank-word.

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