So Fugitive defines :Glog. This is, apparently, aliased to a call to the script-local s:Log() function (according to :command Glog.)

My muscle-memory has been using glog at the command-line, for years, to invoke my custom git-log TUI; and I'd really like to remap the :Glog command to a different tool (Gitv, specifically); but I'd like to retain Fugitive's available quickfix-list-based-log-navigation for special circumstances.

Is there any way for me to remap a call to a script-local function, like that? Or am I doomed to overwrite Fugitive's pre-defined :Glog and never have access to it, if I want it back?

  • Overwriting the command should be feasible; retaining the old behavior, much less so imo. Frankly i’d set up a dedicated mapping for invoking gitv, perhaps using <leader>, and adjust by using it. Muscle memory is awesome, but surprisingly adaptable.
    – D. Ben Knoble
    Dec 19, 2018 at 18:53

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I don't believe it's possible to redefine :Glog without losing access to the script-local function.

However, bearing in mind your muscle memory is for glog, not Glog, I propose another approach:

cnoreabbrev <expr> glog (getcmdtype() == ':' && getcmdpos() == 5) ? 'Gitv' : 'glog'

This abbreviation will convert your :glog commands into :Gitv commands, leaving :Glog intact for when you need it.

  • Bahhah, that’s beautifully evil. Excellent! Dec 19, 2018 at 23:21

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