Vim to Emacs: Converting code snippets from Ultisnips to YASnippet format

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Ultyas is a command-line tool, written by James Cherti, designed to simplify the process of converting code snippets from Ultisnips (Vim) to YASnippet (Emacs) format. With Ultyas, you can effortlessly migrate your code snippets to the YASnippet format, saving you valuable time and effort.


Ultyas can be installed locally to ~/.local/bin/ultyas using pip:

pip install --user ultyasCode language: plaintext (plaintext)


You can convert Ultisnips snippets to the Yasnippet format by using the following command:

~/.local/bin/ultyas ~/.vim/UltiSnips/python.snippets -o ~/.emacs.d/snippets/python-mode/Code language: plaintext (plaintext)

Available command line options

Here are the available command line options for Ultyas:

usage: ultyas <file.snippets> -o <yasnippet-major-mode-dir>

A command-line tool for converting code snippets from Ultisnips to YASnippet format.

positional arguments:
  ultisnips_file        The Ultisnips .snippets file (e.g.

  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -o YASNIPPET_DIR, --yasnippet-dir YASNIPPET_DIR
                        The YASnippet snippets major mode directory (e.g.
  -i {auto,fixed,nothing}, --yas-indent-line {auto,fixed,nothing}
                        Add one of the following comments to the YASnippet snippets that
                        will be generated: "# expand-env: ((yas-indent-line 'fixed))" or "#
                        expand-env: ((yas-indent-line 'auto))". For more information on
                        'yas-indent-line', visit:
  -t CONVERT_TABS_TO, --convert-tabs-to CONVERT_TABS_TO
                        Convert the tabs that are in the generated snippets to the string
                        passed to this option (Default: The indentation marker '$>')
  -m, --mkdir           Ensure that the directory passed to the --yasnippet-dir flag exists
  -v, --verbose         Verbose mode
  -q, --quiet           Quiet modeCode language: plaintext (plaintext)

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