Snippets - Common code templates
Speed up the creation of common code blocks with easy to define text templates provided by yasnippet.
M-/ expands the text under the point by any of the methods registered with hippie-expand. Yasnippets is one of the methods registered.
TAB will jump through the expanded snippet if it contains markers.
Example using snippets
web major mode, typing
link and pressing
M-/ expands to
<link rel="stylesheet" href="url" type="text/css" media="screen" /> placing the cursor on
TAB to move the cursor to
url to change the name of the CSS file.
TAB again until the end marker is reached.
The auto-completion layer adds yasnippet and the official snippet collection, yasnippet-snippets.
auto-completion to the
dotspacemacs-configuration-layers list in
practicalli/spacemacs.d includes this configuration
Snippets in Auto-completion popups
Snippets can be included in the auto-complete pop-up menu.
TAB to navigate through the list of menu items.
RET to select the snippet and add the template to the buffer.
Add the layer variable
auto-completion-enable-snippets-in-popup t to the
auto-completion layer in
Practicalli also recommends adding
auto-completion-enable-sort-by-usage t to show the most commonly used snippets at the top of the auto-completion pop-up menu.
(auto-completion :variables auto-completion-enable-help-tooltip t auto-completion-enable-snippets-in-popup t auto-completion-enable-sort-by-usage t)
Snippet save locations
Snippets are saved in
~/.spacemacs.d is used for the Spacemacs configuration, snippets are saved in
Each snippet is saved in its own file, named after the alias of the snippet. The snippet file is located in a directory named after the Emacs major mode it belongs to.
A snippet called
wip for Clojure has a file name
wip and is in saved in directory named