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emacs: Add 'guix-prettify'.

* emacs/guix-prettify.el: New file.
* (ELFILES): Add it.
* doc/emacs.texi (Emacs Prettify): New node.
* doc/guix.texi (Features): Mention it.
Alex Kost 7 years ago
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@ -18,6 +18,7 @@ guix package}). Specifically, ``guix.el'' makes it easy to:
* Initial Setup: Emacs Initial Setup. Preparing @file{~/.emacs}.
* Usage: Emacs Usage. Using the interface.
* Configuration: Emacs Configuration. Configuring the interface.
* Prettify Mode: Emacs Prettify. Abbreviating @file{/gnu/store/@dots{}} file names.
@end menu
@node Emacs Initial Setup
@ -422,3 +423,44 @@ buffers.
Various settings for ``info'' buffers.
@end table
@node Emacs Prettify
@subsection Guix Prettify Mode
Along with ``guix.el'', GNU@tie{}Guix comes with ``guix-prettify.el''.
It provides a minor mode for abbreviating store file names by replacing
hash sequences of symbols with ``@dots{}'':
@result{} /gnu/store/…-foo-0.1
@end example
Once you set up ``guix.el'' (@pxref{Emacs Initial Setup}), the following
commands become available:
@table @kbd
@item M-x guix-prettify-mode
Enable/disable prettifying for the current buffer.
@item M-x global-guix-prettify-mode
Enable/disable prettifying globally.
@end table
To automatically enable @code{guix-prettify-mode} globally on Emacs
start, add the following line to your init file:
@end example
If you want to enable it only for specific major modes, add it to the
mode hooks (@pxref{Hooks,,, emacs, The GNU Emacs Manual}), for example:
(add-hook 'shell-mode-hook 'guix-prettify-mode)
(add-hook 'dired-mode-hook 'guix-prettify-mode)
@end example


@ -628,7 +628,9 @@ management tools it provides.
When using Guix, each package ends up in the @dfn{package store}, in its
own directory---something that resembles
@file{/gnu/store/xxx-package-1.2}, where @code{xxx} is a base32 string.
@file{/gnu/store/xxx-package-1.2}, where @code{xxx} is a base32 string
(note that Guix comes with an Emacs extension to shorten those file
names, @ref{Emacs Prettify}.)
Instead of referring to these directories, users have their own
@dfn{profile}, which points to the packages that they actually want to


@ -25,6 +25,7 @@ ELFILES = \
emacs/guix-info.el \
emacs/guix-list.el \
emacs/guix-messages.el \
emacs/guix-prettify.el \
emacs/guix-utils.el \


@ -0,0 +1,204 @@
;;; guix-prettify.el --- Prettify Guix store file names
;; Copyright © 2014 Alex Kost <>
;; This file is part of GNU Guix.
;; GNU Guix is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
;; it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
;; the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
;; (at your option) any later version.
;; GNU Guix is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
;; but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
;; GNU General Public License for more details.
;; You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
;; along with this program. If not, see <>.
;;; Commentary:
;; This package provides minor-mode for prettifying Guix store file
;; names — i.e., after enabling `guix-prettify-mode',
;; '/gnu/store/72f54nfp6g1hz873w8z3gfcah0h4nl9p-foo-0.1' names will be
;; replaced with '/gnu/store/…-foo-0.1' in the current buffer. There is
;; also `global-guix-prettify-mode' for global prettifying.
;; To install, add the following to your emacs init file:
;; (add-to-list 'load-path "/path/to/dir-with-guix-prettify")
;; (autoload 'guix-prettify-mode "guix-prettify" nil t)
;; (autoload 'global-guix-prettify-mode "guix-prettify" nil t)
;; If you want to enable/disable composition after "M-x font-lock-mode",
;; use the following setting:
;; (setq font-lock-extra-managed-props
;; (cons 'composition font-lock-extra-managed-props))
;; Credits:
;; Thanks to Ludovic Courtès for the idea of this package.
;; Thanks to the authors of `prettify-symbols-mode' (part of Emacs 24.4)
;; and "pretty-symbols.el" <>
;; for the code. It helped to write this package.
;;; Code:
(defgroup guix-prettify nil
"Prettify Guix store file names."
:prefix "guix-prettify-"
:group 'font-lock
:group 'convenience)
(defcustom guix-prettify-char ?…
"Character used for prettifying."
:type 'character
:group 'guix-prettify)
(defcustom guix-prettify-decompose-force nil
"If non-nil, remove any composition.
By default, after disabling `guix-prettify-mode',
compositions (prettifying names with `guix-prettify-char') are
removed only from strings matching `guix-prettify-regexp', so
that compositions created by other modes are left untouched.
Set this variable to non-nil, if you want to remove any
composition unconditionally (like `prettify-symbols-mode' does).
Most likely it will do no harm and will make the process of
disabling `guix-prettify-mode' a little faster."
:type 'boolean
:group 'guix-prettify)
(defcustom guix-prettify-regexp
(rx "/"
(or "nix" "gnu")
;; Hash-parts do not include "e", "o", "u" and "t". See base32Chars
;; at <>
(group (= 32 (any "0-9" "a-d" "f-n" "p-s" "v-z"))))
"Regexp matching file names for prettifying.
Disable `guix-prettify-mode' before modifying this variable and
make sure to modify `guix-prettify-regexp-group' if needed.
Example of a \"deeper\" prettifying:
(setq guix-prettify-regexp \"store/[[:alnum:]]\\\\\\={32\\\\}\"
guix-prettify-regexp-group 0)
This will transform
'/gnu/store/72f54nfp6g1hz873w8z3gfcah0h4nl9p-foo-0.1' into
:type 'regexp
:group 'guix-prettify)
(defcustom guix-prettify-regexp-group 1
"Regexp group in `guix-prettify-regexp' for prettifying."
:type 'integer
:group 'guix-prettify)
(defvar guix-prettify-special-modes
'(guix-info-mode ibuffer-mode)
"List of special modes that support font-locking.
By default, \\[global-guix-prettify-mode] enables prettifying in
all buffers except the ones where `font-lock-defaults' is
nil (see Info node `(elisp) Font Lock Basics'), because it may
break the existing highlighting.
Modes from this list and all derived modes are exceptions
\(`global-guix-prettify-mode' enables prettifying there).")
(defvar guix-prettify-flush-function
(cond ((fboundp 'font-lock-flush) #'font-lock-flush)
((fboundp 'jit-lock-refontify) #'jit-lock-refontify))
"Function used to refontify buffer.
This function is called without arguments after
enabling/disabling `guix-prettify-mode'. If nil, do nothing.")
(defun guix-prettify-compose ()
"Compose matching region in the current buffer."
(let ((beg (match-beginning guix-prettify-regexp-group))
(end (match-end guix-prettify-regexp-group)))
(compose-region beg end guix-prettify-char 'decompose-region))
;; Return nil because we're not adding any face property.
(defun guix-prettify-decompose-buffer ()
"Remove file names compositions from the current buffer."
(let ((inhibit-read-only t))
(if guix-prettify-decompose-force
(remove-text-properties (point-min)
'(composition nil))
(goto-char (point-min))
(while (re-search-forward guix-prettify-regexp nil t)
(match-beginning guix-prettify-regexp-group)
(match-end guix-prettify-regexp-group)
'(composition nil))))))))
(define-minor-mode guix-prettify-mode
"Toggle Guix Prettify mode.
With a prefix argument ARG, enable Guix Prettify mode if ARG is
positive, and disable it otherwise. If called from Lisp, enable
the mode if ARG is omitted or nil.
When Guix Prettify mode is enabled, hash-parts of the Guix store
file names (see `guix-prettify-regexp') are prettified,
i.e. displayed as `guix-prettify-char' character. This mode can
be enabled programmatically using hooks:
(add-hook 'shell-mode-hook 'guix-prettify-mode)
It is possible to enable the mode in any buffer, however not any
buffer's highlighting may survive after adding new elements to
`font-lock-keywords' (see `guix-prettify-special-modes' for
Also you can use `global-guix-prettify-mode' to enable Guix
Prettify mode for all modes that support font-locking."
:init-value nil
:lighter ""
(let ((keywords `((,guix-prettify-regexp
(if guix-prettify-mode
;; Turn on.
(font-lock-add-keywords nil keywords)
;; Turn off.
(font-lock-remove-keywords nil keywords)
(and guix-prettify-flush-function
(funcall guix-prettify-flush-function))))
(defun guix-prettify-supported-p ()
"Return non-nil, if the mode can be harmlessly enabled in current buffer."
(or font-lock-defaults
(apply #'derived-mode-p guix-prettify-special-modes)))
(defun guix-prettify-turn-on ()
"Enable `guix-prettify-mode' in the current buffer if needed.
See `guix-prettify-special-modes' for details."
(and (not guix-prettify-mode)
(define-globalized-minor-mode global-guix-prettify-mode
guix-prettify-mode guix-prettify-turn-on)
(defalias 'guix-prettify-global-mode 'global-guix-prettify-mode)
(provide 'guix-prettify)
;;; guix-prettify.el ends here