If I open CtrlP in the standard "files" mode I can't find the currently opened file.

I would like to change this behavior: I would like to see all files including the current opened file.

I there a way to change this?

(I couldn't find any such open in the help file)

  • How do you open ctrlp in "the standard file mode"? When I do :CtrlP it lists all the files in the directory no matter if they are open in a buffer or not and when I do :CtrlPBuffer it lists only the files open in a buffer.
    – statox
    Commented Feb 8, 2018 at 13:43
  • I just press Ctrl-P. OK, it only filters out the current (active) buffer. Commented Feb 8, 2018 at 13:49
  • Oh then that's just an option to change :) Let me find that again
    – statox
    Commented Feb 8, 2018 at 13:50
  • Updated question accordingly Commented Feb 8, 2018 at 13:52

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From :h 'g:ctrlp_match_current_file':

Includes the current file in the match entries:

let g:ctrlp_match_current_file = 1

You can add the line to your vimrc if you want the behavior to be permanent.


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