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I'm using the default errorformat, but messages starting with "In file included from" aren't giving me the quickfix output I expect

For example:

|| [  0%] Building CXX object CMakeFiles/blah/FooBar.cpp.o
|| In file included from /Users/me/Projects/FooTron9000/repo/src/FooBar.cpp:8:
/Users/me/Projects/FooTron9000/repo/src/FooHeader.h|5 col 10| fatal error: 'DoesNotExist.h' file not found                                                                                                                              
|| #include "DoesNotExist.h"
||          ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
|| 1 error generated.

I actually want to be able to jump to line 8 of /Users/me/Projects/FooTron9000/repo/src/FooBar.cpp, not just line 5 of FooHeader.h. How can I set that up?

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  • vim.fandom.com/wiki/Errorformats
    – Maxim Kim
    Aug 12, 2020 at 7:06
  • :h :compiler to choose one of predefined patterns
    – Matt
    Aug 12, 2020 at 7:07
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    @MaximKim Yup, read that before posting. Still stuck. I think there might be some default errorformats in there which are deliberately excluding the lines I want, but I can't work out how to get rid of them. errorformat-=blahblahblah in my vimrc isn't doing it.
    – Len
    Aug 12, 2020 at 23:36
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    @Matt Tried that. No luck. The gcc compiler format specifically seems to want to exclude those lines (also I think I'm using Clang (XCode)? Not sure if it has the same output, but I think so).
    – Len
    Aug 12, 2020 at 23:37
  • you have to build errorformat that handles it for you. Examples are in the link I have provided earlier. :h errorformat also has examples.
    – Maxim Kim
    Aug 13, 2020 at 5:31

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let &efm .= ',%+GIn file included from %f:%l%*[\,:]'

The command let &efm .= ',Z' appends ,Z to 'errorformat' (abbr. 'efm').

Here, %+G means use the whole string as message. It is used instead of %m.

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