Re: taglist and Exuberant Ctags
- You are confusing a couple of different things here, let's see if we can
Tokyo Dan wrote:
> I just dropped the MacVim 7.2 into my OS X 10.5 Applications folder.mvim is a convenient script for launching MacVim from the command line.
> 1. What is the "mvim" and what do I do with it?
If you only ever use the dock or the finder you shouldn't need it.
If you want to launch MacVim from within a terminal (or iTerm) window
then macvim is one of doing so. There have been a couple of recent
threads on this list about mvim, have a look at this one;
> 2. Does MacVim have a plugin folder where I can install "taglist.vim"?Open a terminal window, and type the following commands (the '$' is the
> According to the taglist.txt help file:
> "unzip the files to the $HOME/.vim or the $HOME/vimfiles or the
> $VIM/vimfiles directory"
> I don't have any of these directories.
prompt, don't type that);
$ mkdir .vim
$ unzip <your taglist.zip file location> .vim/
>The taglist plugin relies on Exuberant Ctags to work properly. Your Mac
> 3. How do I install and configure Exuberant Ctags for use with MacVim?
will have gnu ctags installed but this is known to cause issues with the
You can find Exuberant Ctags here - http://ctags.sourceforge.net - and
can install it from source from that site or you can install it using
one of the Mac package managers such as Macports (http://macports.org/)
or Fink (http://www.finkproject.org).
You then need to tell the Taglist plugin where to find Exuberant Ctags
by adding a line something like this to your .vimrc file;
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