Emacs Command Frequency 2017
I use keyfreq to record the commands I use in emacs and periodically check the log to see what I should rebind, etc. here's a list of every command I used that has more than 100 uses (which hilariously to me, is almost 100 commands).
keyfreq stores its content in a file (which sometimes I've had conflict issues with in the past so consider this output "sampled" in terms of absolute number). The output records what mode I'm in and the command used as well as a number (presumably uses?).
(((emacs-lisp-mode . mouse-set-point) . 77)((minibuffer-inactive-mode . swiper) . 718)((emacs-lisp-mode . eval-buffer) . 33)((emacs-lisp-mode . paredit-backward-kill-word) . 12)((emacs-lisp-mode . paredit-backward-delete) . 818)((emacs-lisp-mode . org-edit-src-save) . 171)((minibuffer-inactive-mode . org-edit-src-save) . 23)((special-mode . mouse-drag-region) . 1)((special-mode . mouse-set-region) . 1)((fundamental-mode . kill-line) . 45)
The first two on my list are deletions. The first is a normal press of the
delete key. The second is more interesting. It's a function from
smartparens that I didn't even know I was calling. It makes sense
though because I've been using it in strict mode since I redid my emacs config
and that makes me keep all parens balanced all the time (or use
C-q to insert
16079 9.25% delete-backward-char DEL11720 6.74% sp-backward-delete-char
ack my keyfreq file for
sp-backward I end up with a ton of matches. I
didn't expect there to be so many
sp-backward commands. It turns out this one
mostly comes from
go-mode and secondarily from
web-mode. This makes sense
((go-mode . sp-backward-delete-char) . 5308)((web-mode . sp-backward-delete-char) . 6095)
There are actually a bunch more
sp- commands that I use without even realizing
it, such as
sp-kill-hybrid-sexp. I gleaned a uniqued list using some
Smartparens seems to have some cool features so I should definitely look into
the other commands it offers.
(I'm excited about wrapping/slurping/etc)
➜ ack -o " sp-[w-]*" ~/.emacs.keyfreq | sort | uniqsp-backward-delete-charsp-backward-kill-wordsp-delete-charsp-forward-barf-sexpsp-kill-hybrid-sexpsp-kill-regionsp-kill-wordsp-remove-active-pair-overlay
duh; save early, save often or perish. I might be mixing my phrases here...
9206 5.30% save-buffer s-s, C-x C-s, <menu-bar> <file> <save-buffer>
I should put more effort into avoiding the arrow keys when I'm hands-on-keyboard
C-f/b do the same thing
9105 5.24% left-char <left>7590 4.37% right-char <right>6037 3.47% move-end-of-line4662 2.68% move-beginning-of-line5203 2.99% newline4426 2.55% backward-word M-b3451 1.99% forward-word M-f2231 1.28% backward-char C-b
"Focus the emacs application with the mouse so I can use it"
Yeah, I don't use a mouse in emacs, but I do use a mouse to swap applications because I'm on OSX and don't have a tiling window manager or something cool like that.
8761 5.04% mouse-drag-region <down-mouse-1>8464 4.87% mouse-set-point
I honestly have no idea why this one is getting called so often. I write a lot of markdown (blog posts, READMEs, etc) but feel like its getting called by something connected to one of the delete functions I use so much.
7681 4.42% markdown-outdent-or-delete
Something to do with incrementally searching printing characters. Not super sure but I do search a lot so I'd expect stuff related to searching or ivy/swiper at this point.
5167 2.97% isearch-printing-char2071 1.19% isearch-repeat-forward s-g
Operating on Regions
indenting, adding a character to the beginning of a set of lines, regex replacement, etc. Everything needs a region to operate on.
3760 2.16% set-mark-command C-@, C-SPC
Completion, in the minibuffer. AKA
2754 1.58% minibuffer-complete
And a bunch of other stuff that's less interesting.
1908 1.10% markdown-enter-key1726 0.99% find-file <open>, <menu-bar> <file> <new-file>1604 0.92% undo <menu-bar> <edit> <undo>, C-_, s-z, <undo>, C-/, C-x u1572 0.90% simpleclip-paste <S-insertchar>, <S-insert>, s-v, <menu-bar> <edit> <paste>1468 0.84% handle-switch-frame <switch-frame>1450 0.83% undo-tree-undo1441 0.83% yank1378 0.79% kill-line <deleteline>1346 0.77% beginning-of-buffer <menu-bar> <edit> <goto> <beg-of-buf>, <kp-home>, <begin>, <C-home>, <home>, M-<1288 0.74% ivy-backward-delete-char1270 0.73% org-self-insert-command SPC..~, ..�1257 0.72% dabbrev-expand M-/1211 0.70% yaml-electric-backspace1198 0.69% mwheel-scroll <C-wheel-down>, <S-wheel-down>, <wheel-down>, <C-wheel-up>, <S-wheel-up>, <wheel-up>1177 0.68% company-ignore <company-dummy-event>1044 0.60% delete-forward-char <deletechar>1024 0.59% sp-kill-region991 0.57% ivy-done970 0.56% open-line C-o, <insertline>903 0.52% isearch-forward <menu-bar> <edit> <search> <i-search> <isearch-forward>, s-f889 0.51% paredit-backward-delete873 0.50% ivy-next-line838 0.48% end-of-buffer <menu-bar> <edit> <goto> <end-of-buf>, <kp-end>, <C-end>, <end>, M->821 0.47% delete-horizontal-space M- 785 0.45% electric-newline-and-maybe-indent770 0.44% sp-kill-hybrid-sexp752 0.43% backward-kill-word <C-backspace>, M-DEL749 0.43% ivy-next-line-or-history740 0.43% kill-word <C-delete>, M-d726 0.42% swiper C-s722 0.42% backward-delete-char-untabify719 0.41% ivy-previous-line678 0.39% vr/replace C-c r674 0.39% windmove-right666 0.38% scroll-up-command C-v, <kp-next>, <next>642 0.37% keyboard-quit C-g638 0.37% sp-backward-kill-word637 0.37% exit-minibuffer631 0.36% forward-char C-f622 0.36% sp-delete-char602 0.35% ivy-partial-or-done558 0.32% kill-region C-w537 0.31% sp-kill-word513 0.30% delete-window C-x 0508 0.29% counsel-find-file C-x C-f501 0.29% windmove-down482 0.28% dired-next-line465 0.27% scroll-down-command <kp-prior>, <prior>, M-v464 0.27% minibuffer-keyboard-quit456 0.26% org-cycle <mouse-1>, <tab>, TAB, <menu-bar> <Tbl> <Next Field>, <menu-bar> <Org> <Show/Hide> <Cycle Visibility>421 0.24% smex359 0.21% split-window-right C-x 3, <menu-bar> <file> <new-window-on-right>352 0.20% windmove-left347 0.20% simpleclip-copy <C-insertchar>, <C-insert>, s-c, <menu-bar> <edit> <copy>343 0.20% org-delete-backward-char DEL301 0.17% split-window-below C-x 2, <menu-bar> <file> <new-window-below>292 0.17% server-edit C-x #272 0.16% mouse-set-region <drag-mouse-1>252 0.15% windmove-up248 0.14% previous-buffer <XF86Back>, C-x <C-left>, C-x <left>, <menu-bar> <buffer> <previous-buffer>238 0.14% quoted-insert C-q225 0.13% yaml-electric-dash-and-dot220 0.13% Buffer-menu-delete202 0.12% balance-windows C-x +194 0.11% org-edit-src-save192 0.11% other-frame s-`, C-x 5 o182 0.10% simpleclip-cut <S-delete>, s-x, <menu-bar> <edit> <cut>178 0.10% next-buffer <XF86Forward>, C-x <C-right>, C-x <right>, <menu-bar> <buffer> <next-buffer>166 0.10% dired-previous-line156 0.09% org-beginning-of-line C-a142 0.08% isearch-delete-char138 0.08% maximize-window135 0.08% markdown-electric-backquote129 0.07% avy-goto-line M-g g125 0.07% dired-find-file124 0.07% indent-for-tab-command121 0.07% org-edit-special C-c ', <menu-bar> <Org> <Editing> <Edit Source Example>, <menu-bar> <Tbl> <Calculate> <Edit Formulas>105 0.06% org-end-of-line C-e101 0.06% capitalize-word M-c100 0.06% org-edit-src-exit
I see a bunch of commands that I've replaced or recently switched to so I think I'll delete the file and see how Q1 2018 goes.