What are those line numbers for anyway?
(global-set-key [remap goto-line] 'goto-line-with-feedback) (defun goto-line-with-feedback () "Show line numbers temporarily, while prompting for the line number input" (interactive) (unwind-protect (progn (linum-mode 1) (goto-line (read-number "Goto line: "))) (linum-mode -1)))
I don't have line numbers visible in the fringe of my Emacs. If I want to go to a line number, that is usually because it is referenced in an error message somewhere. Showing them all the time is just noise.
Still, many people want line numbers visible. I guess that is
because they use them for navigation. This snippet shows line
numbers temporarily just when you're going to a line number
Notice the nice
remap-trick in the key binding. It will
remap all key bindings from