display relative line number in the left margin in emacs
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Signed-off-by: Yen-Chin Lee <coldnew.tw@gmail.com>
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linum-relative.el

display relative line number in emacs.


License GPLv2 MELPA MELPA Stable

Screenshot

linum-relative lets you display relative line numbers for current buffer.

Installation

If you have melpa and emacs24 installed, simply type:

M-x package-install linum-relative

And add the following to your .emacs

(require 'linum-relative)

Setup & Tips

The non-interactive function linum-on (which should already be built into recent GNU Emacs distributions), turns on side-bar line numbering:

(linum-on)

and alternatively, by using command:

M-x linum-relative-mode

Relative line numbering should already be enabled by default (by installing this package), following linum-on or enabling linum-mode. One can also use the linum-relative-toggle interactive function to switch between relative and non-relative line numbering:

M-x linum-relative-toggle

Backends

By default, linum-relative use linum-mode as backend, since linum-mode is based on emacs-lisp, you may have performance issue on large file.

Since linum-relative 0.6, if you also use emacs version 26.1 or above, you can setup linum-relative-backend to make linum-relative-mode use display-line-number-mode as backend, which is implement in C so the performance is really nice.

However some linum-relative's customize function may not work propely.

Here's how to use display-line-number-mode as backend:

     ;; Use `display-line-number-mode` as linum-mode's backend for smooth performance
	(setq linum-relative-backend 'display-line-numbers-mode)

Function Documentation

(linum-relative-in-helm-p)

Return non nil when in an helm session.

(linum-relative-on)

Turn ON linum-relative.

(linum-relative-off)

Turn OFF linum-relative.

(linum-relative-toggle)

Toggle between linum-relative and linum.


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