In-chat commands

Aider supports commands from within the chat, which all start with /.

Command Description
/add Add files to the chat so GPT can edit them or review them in detail
/clear Clear the chat history
/commit Commit edits to the repo made outside the chat (commit message optional)
/diff Display the diff of the last aider commit
/drop Remove files from the chat session to free up context space
/exit Exit the application
/git Run a git command
/help Ask questions about aider
/lint Lint and fix provided files or in-chat files if none provided
/ls List all known files and indicate which are included in the chat session
/model Switch to a new LLM
/models Search the list of available models
/quit Exit the application
/run Run a shell command and optionally add the output to the chat (alias: !)
/test Run a shell command and add the output to the chat on non-zero exit code
/tokens Report on the number of tokens used by the current chat context
/undo Undo the last git commit if it was done by aider
/voice Record and transcribe voice input
/web Use headless selenium to scrape a webpage and add the content to the chat

You can easily re-send commands or messages. Use the up arrow ⬆ to scroll back or CONTROL-R to search your message history.

Entering multi-line chat messages

You can send long, multi-line messages in the chat in a few ways:

  • Paste a multi-line message directly into the chat.
  • Enter { alone on the first line to start a multiline message and } alone on the last line to end it.
  • Use Meta-ENTER to start a new line without sending the message (Esc+ENTER in some environments).

Keybindings

The interactive prompt is built with prompt-toolkit which provides emacs and vi keybindings.

Emacs

  • Ctrl-A : Move cursor to the start of the line.
  • Ctrl-B : Move cursor back one character.
  • Ctrl-D : Delete the character under the cursor.
  • Ctrl-E : Move cursor to the end of the line.
  • Ctrl-F : Move cursor forward one character.
  • Ctrl-K : Delete from the cursor to the end of the line.
  • Ctrl-L : Clear the screen.
  • Ctrl-N : Move down to the next history entry.
  • Ctrl-P : Move up to the previous history entry.
  • Ctrl-R : Reverse search in command history.

Vi

To use vi/vim keybindings, run aider with the --vim switch.

  • Esc : Switch to command mode.
  • i : Switch to insert mode.
  • a : Move cursor one character to the right and switch to insert mode.
  • A : Move cursor to the end of the line and switch to insert mode.
  • I : Move cursor to the beginning of the line and switch to insert mode.
  • h : Move cursor one character to the left.
  • j : Move cursor down one line.
  • k : Move cursor up one line.
  • l : Move cursor one character to the right.
  • w : Move cursor forward one word.
  • b : Move cursor backward one word.
  • 0 : Move cursor to the beginning of the line.
  • $ : Move cursor to the end of the line.
  • x : Delete the character under the cursor.
  • dd : Delete the current line.
  • u : Undo the last change.
  • Ctrl-R : Redo the last undone change.