Taking inspiration from prefix keys and prefix arguments, Transient implements a similar abstraction involving a prefix command, infix arguments and suffix commands. We could call this abstraction a "transient command", but because it always involves at least two commands (a prefix and a suffix) we prefer to call it just a "transient".
When the user calls a transient prefix command, then a transient
(temporary) keymap is activated, which binds the transient’s infix
and suffix commands, and functions that control the transient state
are added to
post-command-hook. The available
suffix and infix commands and their state are shown in a popup buffer
until the transient is exited by invoking a suffix command.
Calling an infix command causes its value to be changed, possibly by reading a new value in the minibuffer.
Calling a suffix command usually causes the transient to be exited but suffix commands can also be configured to not exit the transient.
This manual is for Transient version 0.3.4.
Copyright (C) 2018-2021 Jonas Bernoulli <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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|• Modifying Existing Transients:|
|• Defining New Commands:|
|• Classes and Methods:|
|• Related Abstractions and Packages:|
|• Keystroke Index:|
|• Command Index:|
|• Function Index:|
|• Variable Index:|
— The Detailed Node Listing — Usage
|• Invoking Transients:|
|• Aborting and Resuming Transients:|
|• Common Suffix Commands:|
|• Saving Values:|
|• Using History:|
|• Getting Help for Suffix Commands:|
|• Enabling and Disabling Suffixes:|
|• Other Commands:|
|• Other Options:|
Defining New Commands
|• Defining Transients:|
|• Binding Suffix and Infix Commands:|
|• Defining Suffix and Infix Commands:|
|• Using Infix Arguments:|
|• Transient State:|
Binding Suffix and Infix Commands
|• Group Specifications:|
|• Suffix Specifications:|
Classes and Methods
|• Group Classes:|
|• Group Methods:|
|• Prefix Classes:|
|• Suffix Classes:|
|• Suffix Methods:|
|• Prefix Slots:|
|• Suffix Slots:|
|• Predicate Slots:|
|• Suffix Value Methods:|
|• Suffix Format Methods:|
Related Abstractions and Packages
|• Comparison With Prefix Keys and Prefix Arguments:|
|• Comparison With Other Packages:|