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About

This Emacs package provides commands to increase and decrease the number at point (or the next number on the current line).

demo.gif

Installation

Automatic

This package can be installed from MELPA (with M-x package-install or M-x list-packages).

Manual

For the manual installation, clone the repo, add the directory to load-path and add autoloads for the interactive commands:

(add-to-list 'load-path "/path/to/shift-number-dir")
(autoload 'shift-number-up "shift-number" nil t)
(autoload 'shift-number-down "shift-number" nil t)

Usage

As you can see in the gif demonstration:

  • M-x shift-number-up increases the current number. If there is no number at point, the first number between the current position and the end of line is increased. With a numeric prefix ARG, the number is increased for this ARG.
  • M-x shift-number-down decreases the current number.

You may bind some keys to these commands in a usual manner, for example:

(global-set-key (kbd "M-+") 'shift-number-up)
(global-set-key (kbd "M-_") 'shift-number-down)

Similar packages

There are other packages for the same task (modifying the number at point):

Comparing with them, shift-number has the following distinctions:

  • If there is no number at point, it operates on the next number on the current line.
  • The point does not move anywhere when a number is modified.
  • If a number has leading zeros (for example 007), they are preserved during shifting.
  • It is simple: only shifting up/down is available, no multiplication or other more complex stuff.
  • It does not prompt for any additional input: you just press a key bound to shift-number-{up/down} command and the number is changing.
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