I use both
Emacs because I grew up using a lot of
decided to switch over to
Emacs one day. The obvious choice was to switch to
Evil Mode. This post is not about that, at least not entirely. One of
the things I missed dearly about
vim was the ease with which you could use
line numbers to move around and edit. I always found
C-u preface very
crufty. The implicit numeric argument that precedes a command is what makes you
super fast with navigation in
vim. However, I had come to
Emacs to go back. So I
copied took inspiration and wrote some
code from the Internet and modified it to achieve the exact result I
wanted. This is something that works out of the box on my
Emacs - 26.1
Throw this in your
.emacs and watch the magic!
(defvar my-linum-current-line-number 0) (setq linum-format 'my-linum-relative-line-numbers) (defun my-linum-relative-line-numbers (line-number) (let ((test2 (- line-number my-linum-current-line-number))) (propertize (number-to-string (cond ((<= test2 0) (* -1 test2)) ((> test2 0) test2))) 'face 'linum))) (defadvice linum-update (around my-linum-update) (let ((my-linum-current-line-number (line-number-at-pos))) ad-do-it)) (ad-activate 'linum-update) (global-linum-mode t)
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