📚 node [[my spacemacs user config]]

My Spacemacs User Config


This is the [[literate configuration]] source for my [[spacemacs]] user config. I use [[org-babel]] to tangle it together into the actual config file.

Table of Contents

  1. [[Preamble]]
  2. [[Coding]]
    1. [[PHP]]
  3. [[Completion]]
  4. [[Productivity]]
    1. [[org]]
  5. [[Writing and knowledge management]]
    1. [[Writing mode]]
    2. [[org-roam]]
  6. [[Look'n'feel]]
    1. [[Themes]]
    2. [[Solaire]]
    3. [[Tabs (centaur)]]
    4. [[Helm]]
    5. [[Scrolling]]
  7. [[Communications]]
    1. [[mu4e (mail)]]
    2. [[IRC (erc)]]
  8. [[Misc]]
    1. [[Long lines]]
    2. [[Tidal]]



Set up keyboard shortcuts for PHPUnit

(with-eval-after-load 'php-mode
  (define-key php-mode-map (kbd "C-c C-t t") 'phpunit-current-test)
  (define-key php-mode-map (kbd "C-c C-t c") 'phpunit-current-class)
  (define-key php-mode-map (kbd "C-c C-t p") 'phpunit-current-project))

Use web-mode for Laravel templates.

(add-to-list 'auto-mode-alist '("\\.blade.php\\'" . web-mode))


Ignoring completion case mainly for org-roam - hope it doesn't muss with other stuff.

(setq completion-ignore-case t)




Use org-super-agenda a nicer looking agenda.
(setq org-agenda-custom-commands
      '(("g" "Super groups"
	 agenda ""
	   '((:auto-property "agenda-group")))))
	("u" "Super view"
	 agenda ""
	   '(;; Each group has an implicit boolean OR operator between its selectors.
	     (:name "Today"  ; Optionally specify section name
		    :time-grid t  ; Items that appear on the time grid
		    :tag "today"
		    :todo "TODAY")  ; Items that have this TODO keyword
	     (:name "Important"
		    ;; Single arguments given alone
		    :tag "bills"
		    :priority "A")
	     ;; Set order of multiple groups at once
	     (:name "Quick wins (< 20 mins"
		    :effort< "0:20")
	     (:name "Cleaning"
		    :tag "cleaning"
		    :order 5)
	     (:name "Chores"
		    :tag "chore"
		    :order 5)
	     (:name "Stuck"
		    :tag "stuck"
		    :order 2)
	     (:name "Town"
		    :tag ("town" "@town")
		    :order 9)
	     (:order-multi (2 (:name "Shopping in town"
				     ;; Boolean AND group matches items that match all subgroups
				     :and (:tag "shopping" :tag "@town"))
			      ;;(:name "Personal"
			      ;;       :habit t
			      ;;       :tag "personal")
			      (:name "Food-related"
				     ;; Multiple args given in list with implicit OR
					:tag ("food" "dinner"))))
		;; Groups supply their own section names when none are given
		(:todo "WAITING" :order 8)  ; Set order of this section
		      ;; Show this group at the end of the agenda (since it has the
		      ;; highest number). If you specified this group last, items
		      ;; with these todo keywords that e.g. have priority A would be
		      ;; displayed in that group instead, because items are grouped
		      ;; out in the order the groups are listed.
		      :order 9)
		(:priority<= "B"
			    ;; Show this section after "Today" and "Important", because
			    ;; their order is unspecified, defaulting to 0. Sections
			    ;; are displayed lowest-number-first.
			    :order 3)
		;; After the last group, the agenda will display items that didn't
		;; match any of these groups, with the default order position of 99


capture templates
(require 'org-protocol)
;(add-to-list 'load-path "/home/neil/.emacs.d/private/org-protocol-capture-html")
;(require 'org-protocol-capture-html)

(setq org-capture-templates
       (("c" "TODO scheduled today"
	 entry (file+headline "~/org/_GTD.org" "Inbox")
	 "** TODO %?\n SCHEDULED: %t\n")
	;; ("w" "Web site"
	;;  entry (file+olp "/home/shared/commonplace/clippings.org" "Clippings")
	;;  "** %c :website:\n%U %?%:initial")

;; to start in insert mode when creating via capture template
(add-hook 'org-capture-mode-hook 'evil-insert-state)


(setq org-refile-targets '((nil :maxlevel . 9)
			   (org-agenda-files :maxlevel . 9)))
(setq org-outline-path-complete-in-steps nil)         ; Refile in a single go
(setq org-refile-use-outline-path t)                  ; Show full paths for refiling

(setq org-agenda-files (list
     "~/org/_GTD.org" "~/org/Inbox.org"))


;; babel
(with-eval-after-load 'org
   '((sql . t)
     (python . t)
     (plantuml . t)
     (sqlite . t)
     (shell . t))))

Without this, the indentation in org-babel src blocks always gets indented without me wanting it to. See: https://github.com/syl20bnr/spacemacs/issues/13255

(setq org-src-preserve-indentation t)


Deleting links

See: https://emacs.stackexchange.com/questions/10707/in-org-mode-how-to-remove-a-link

(defun ngm/org-delete-link ()
  "Replace an org link of the format [[LINK][DESCRIPTION]] with DESCRIPTION.
    If the link is of the format [[LINK]], delete the whole org link.

    In both the cases, save the LINK to the kill-ring.

    Execute this command while the point is on or after the hyper-linked org link."
  (when (derived-mode-p 'org-mode)
    (let ((search-invisible t) start end)
	(when (re-search-backward "\\[\\[" nil :noerror)
	  (when (re-search-forward "\\[\\[\\(.*?\\)\\(\\]\\[.*?\\)*\\]\\]" nil :noerror)
	    (setq start (match-beginning 0))
	    (setq end   (match-end 0))
	    (kill-new (match-string-no-properties 1)) ; Save the link to kill-ring
	    (replace-regexp "\\[\\[.*?\\(\\]\\[\\(.*?\\)\\)*\\]\\]" "\\2" nil start end)))))))
(require 'org-timeline)
(add-hook 'org-agenda-finalize-hook 'org-timeline-insert-timeline :append)

Writing and knowledge management

I do my writing mostly in org-journal and org-roam.

(setq org-journal-file-format "%Y-%m-%d.org")

Writing mode

A couple of customisations to make writing prose a nice experience.

(defun ngm-visual-line-motion ()
  "So j and k move up and down more like you'd expect in visual line mode"
  (define-key evil-motion-state-map "j" 'evil-next-visual-line)
  (define-key evil-motion-state-map "k" 'evil-previous-visual-line))

(defun ngm-journal-mode ()
  "Set up journalling mode the way that I like it"
  (variable-pitch-mode 1)
  (face-remap-add-relative 'variable-pitch '(:family "Roboto Slab" :height 140))
  (setq company-backends '(company-capf)) ; for org-roam completion


org-roam builds on top of org-mode, but I feel like it deserves it's own section.


(setq org-roam-directory "/home/neil/commonplace")
(setq org-roam-dailies-directory "journal")

Load my helper files

(load "~/.emacs.d/private/commonplace-lib/commonplace-lib.el")

Customise the slug function

(cl-defmethod org-roam-node-slug ((node org-roam-node))
  (let ((title (org-roam-node-title node)))
    (commonplace/slugify-title title)))

Linking to other files

Because I use export heavily, I'm kind of dependent on file-based links right now (as far as I understand). This is going to be problematic when org-roam v2 rolls around, but cross that bridge when we come to it.

(setq org-roam-prefer-id-links t)

Prefer immediate DB update method.

This updates the DB on save, rather than on an idle timer. I was finding idle timer frustrating, as the unexpected DB update interrupted my flow. Updating on save works better for me, as I tend to pause momentarily after a save anyway, as I usually save at the end of a sentence.

(setq org-roam-db-update-method 'immediate)

Wikilink syntax for adding links

For inserting links to other wiki pages more quickly, essentially with wikilink syntax. See: [[Using fuzzy links AKA wikilinks in org-roam]].

(require 'key-chord)
(key-chord-mode 1)
(key-chord-define org-mode-map "[[" #'ngm/insert-roam-link)

(defun ngm/insert-roam-link ()
  "Inserts an Org-roam link."
  (insert "[[roam:]]")
  (backward-char 2))


(setq org-roam-tag-sources '(prop last-directory))

org-roam capture templates

Add CREATED and LASTMODIFIED properties to the new note.

  (setq org-roam-capture-templates
   '(("d" "default" plain "%?"
      :if-new (file+head "${slug}.org"
"#+TITLE: ${title}

      :unnarrowed t)))
  ;; (setq org-roam-capture-templates
  ;;       '(("d" "default" plain (function org-roam--capture-get-point)
  ;;           "%?"
  ;;           :file-name "${slug}"
  ;;           :head "#+title: ${title}\n#+CREATED: %U\n#+LAST_MODIFIED: %U\n\n"
  ;;           :unnarrowed t)))

  ;; (setq org-roam-dailies-capture-templates '(("d" "daily" plain (function org-roam-capture--get-point) ""
  ;;                                             :immediate-finish t
  ;;                                             :file-name "journal/%<%Y-%m-%d>"
  ;;                                             :head "#+TITLE: %<%Y-%m-%d>")))

Updating timestamps on save

I would prefer to do this on org-roam files only. See Update a field (#+LASTMODIFIED: ) at save - How To - Org-roam. Doesn't seem to work though.

(setq time-stamp-active t
      time-stamp-start "#\\+LAST_MODIFIED:[ \t]*"
      time-stamp-end "$"
      time-stamp-format "\[%Y-%02m-%02d %3a %02H:%02M\]")
(add-hook 'before-save-hook 'time-stamp nil)

Using the org-roam-timestamps package.

(add-hook 'org-mode-hook (org-roam-timestamps-mode))

Graph settings

Exclude some of the big files from the graph.

(setq org-roam-graph-exclude-matcher '("sitemap" "index" "recentchanges"))


Requires v2. Used to be org-roam-server.

;(require 'websocket)
;(add-to-list 'load-path "~/.emacs.d/private/org-roam-ui")
(load-library "org-roam-ui")
;(use-package websocket
;              :after org-roam)

;(use-package org-roam-ui
;              :after org-roam ;; or :after org
;              :hook (org-roam . org-roam-ui-mode)
;              :config
;              )





See https://github.com/hlissner/emacs-solaire-mode

This appears to have been updated and I need to do something

;;(require 'solaire-mode)
;; Enable solaire-mode anywhere it can be enabled
;; (solaire-global-mode +1)
;; ;; To enable solaire-mode unconditionally for certain modes:
;; (add-hook 'ediff-prepare-buffer-hook #'solaire-mode)

;; ;; ...if you use auto-revert-mode, this prevents solaire-mode from turning
;; ;; itself off every time Emacs reverts the file
;; (add-hook 'after-revert-hook #'turn-on-solaire-mode)

;; ;; highlight the minibuffer when it is activated:
;; ;(add-hook 'minibuffer-setup-hook #'solaire-mode-in-minibuffer)

;; ;; if the bright and dark background colors are the wrong way around, use this
;; ;; to switch the backgrounds of the `default` and `solaire-default-face` faces.
;; ;; This should be used *after* you load the active theme!
;; ;;
;; ;; NOTE: This is necessary for themes in the doom-themes package!
;; (solaire-mode-swap-bg)

Tabs (centaur)

Not currently using this, as I think it broke something.

;; centaur-tabs configuration
;; https://github.com/ema2159/centaur-tabs
				      ;(require 'centaur-tabs)
				      ;(centaur-tabs-mode t)
				      ;(global-set-key (kbd "C-<prior>")  'centaur-tabs-backward)
				      ;(global-set-key (kbd "C-<next>") 'centaur-tabs-forward)
				      ;(setq centaur-tabs-set-modified-marker t
				      ;      centaur-tabs-modified-marker " ● "
				      ;      centaur-tabs-cycle-scope 'tabs
				      ;      centaur-tabs-height 35
				      ;      centaur-tabs-set-icons t
				      ;      centaur-tabs-close-button " × ")
				      ;(dolist (centaur-face '(centaur-tabs-selected
				      ;                        centaur-tabs-selected-modified
				      ;                        centaur-tabs-unselected
				      ;                        centaur-tabs-unselected-modified))
				      ;  (set-face-attribute centaur-face nil :family "Noto Sans Mono" :height 100))


    (defun open-local-file-projectile (directory)
      "Helm action function, open projectile file within DIRECTORY
  specify by the keyword projectile-default-file define in
      (let ((default-file (f-join directory (nth 1
						  (car (-tree-map (lambda (node)
								    (when (eq (car node) 'projectile-default-file)
								      (format "%s" (cdr node))))
								  (dir-locals-get-class-variables (dir-locals-read-from-dir directory))))))))
	(if (f-exists? default-file)
	    (find-file default-file)
	  (message "The file %s doesn't exist in the select project" default-file)

(with-eval-after-load "helm-projectile"
  (helm-add-action-to-source "Open default file"

    ;; (add-to-list 'helm-source-projectile-projects-actions '("Open default file" . open-local-file-projectile) t)

 ;; https://github.com/syl20bnr/spacemacs/issues/13100
 ;(setq completion-styles '(helm-flex))

Remove duplicates in helm command history

See: https://github.com/syl20bnr/spacemacs/issues/13564

(setq history-delete-duplicates t)


(good-scroll-mode 1)


mu4e (mail)

;; mu4e
(setq mu4e-maildir "~/Maildir"
      mu4e-attachment-dir "~/downloads"
      mu4e-sent-folder "/Sent"
      mu4e-drafts-folder "/Drafts"
      mu4e-trash-folder "/Trash"
      mu4e-refile-folder "/Archive")

(setq user-mail-address "neil@doubleloop.net"
      user-full-name  "Neil Mather")

;; Get mail
(setq mu4e-get-mail-command "mbsync protonmail"
      mu4e-change-filenames-when-moving t   ; needed for mbsync
      mu4e-update-interval 120)             ; update every 2 minutes

(defun htmlize-and-send ()
  "When in an org-mu4e-compose-org-mode message, htmlize and send it."
  (when (member 'org~mu4e-mime-switch-headers-or-body post-command-hook)

(add-hook 'org-ctrl-c-ctrl-c-hook 'htmlize-and-send t)

;; composing mail
				      ;(setq mu4e-compose-format-flowed nil)
				      ;(add-hook 'mu4e-compose-mode-hook (lambda () (turn-off-auto-fill) (use-hard-newlines -1)))
;; enable format=flowed
;; - mu4e sets up visual-line-mode and also fill (M-q) to do the right thing
;; - each paragraph is a single long line; at sending, emacs will add the
;;   special line continuation characters.
;; - also see visual-line-fringe-indicators setting below
(setq mu4e-compose-format-flowed t)
;; because it looks like email clients are basically ignoring format=flowed,
;; let's complicate their lives too. send format=flowed with looong lines. :)
;; https://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2822.txt
(setq fill-flowed-encode-column 998)
;; in mu4e with format=flowed, this gives me feedback where the soft-wraps are
(setq visual-line-fringe-indicators '(left-curly-arrow right-curly-arrow))

;; Send mail
(setq message-send-mail-function 'smtpmail-send-it
      smtpmail-auth-credentials "~/.authinfo" ;; Here I assume you encrypted the credentials
      smtpmail-smtp-server ""
      smtpmail-smtp-service 1025)

;; look'n'feel
(setq mu4e-html2text-command 'mu4e-shr2text)
(setq shr-color-visible-luminance-min 60)
(setq shr-color-visible-distance-min 5)
(setq shr-use-colors nil)
(advice-add #'shr-colorize-region :around (defun shr-no-colourise-region (&rest ignore)))

IRC (erc)

(setq erc-hide-list '("JOIN" "PART" "QUIT"))


Long lines

Fix problem with long lines. Was mainly giving me grief with Magit - [[Magit performance on minified JS and CSS]].

(global-so-long-mode 1)


;; tidal
;;(add-to-list 'load-path "/home/neil/.emacs.d/private/tidal")
;;(require 'tidal)
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