Re: "Go to file" quickly
- Nico + Niklas: Thank you so much for your excellent advice and tips!
This is exactly what I've been looking for !
On Dec 18, 8:37 pm, "Niklas Lindström" <lindstr...@...> wrote:
> Here are some of my (general Vim) tips regarding buffer/file
> I regularly populate the buffer list over time (see also :ls, :bd),
> and :mksession to save my working sessions (often a huge pile of
> splits and tabs). To jump to buffers, I then use the very powerful :sb
> command, which intelligently matches anywhere within the file path. So
> :sb some<Tab>
> gives completions like:
> For this, I have this in my .vimrc:
> set wildmenu
> set wildmode=list:longest,full
> set switchbuf=usetab,split
> , which firstly sets up completion as *I* like it (YMMV). The
> 'switchbuf' setting makes :sb jump to the file in an existing window
> in any tab, and if none are open, use a split. (Compare to the default
> :sb behaviour which always uses the current window.)
> I also (judiciously) use recursive-globs (**); e.g.:
> :e path-part/**/some<Tab>
> And, for e.g. refactoring, lots of:
> :vimgrep /some-regexp/j path-part/**/*.py
> (The 'j' is for *not* jumping to the first match automatically.)
> Also, if you (for instance) want to do *massive* remakes of lots of
> files within a directory, I recommend:
> :cd path/to/data
> :n **/*.data
> , which loads all matched files as buffers, which you can navigate
> with e.g. :sb; and furthermore can be modified with stuff like :bufdo
> (the once instance where I ":set hidden" if I do multiple replacements
> etc. and want to inspect them prior to writing).
> [Finally, always use the vim help system if you wonder about a command
> or option etc. E.g:
> :help :sb
> :help :vimgrep
> :help 'switchbuf'
> :help 'wildmode'
> :help 'hidden'
> :help :wa
> and so on.]
> Best of luck and best regards,
> On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 4:10 PM, Nico Weber <nicolaswe...@...> wrote:
> >> In textmate there is the wonderful "Go to file" command which lets you
> >> perform a fuzzy search on all files in the project which usually gets
> >> you to open the file you want in < 1s. I don't necessarily need
> >> something exactly like it, but I am very much interested in how
> >> everybody in here deals with quickly opening files.
> > Depends a bit on the project. For smaller projects, I usually open all
> > files in buffers when I start MacVim (`mvim *.py`, for very small
> > projects `mvim -p *.py`) and then use BufExplorer to move around (the
> > plugin Markus linked to can also navigate buffers, but I haven't
> > really tried it yet). For larger projects, I build a cscope database
> > and use that to move around (`:h cscope`). The two plugins a.vim and
> > NERDTree are useful too.
> > Nico
> > ps: The LustyExplorer plugin looks similar to Jamis' plugin and might
> > be easier to install. Haven't tried this one either, though.
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