Questions tagged [autocmd]

`autocmd`s are commands executed automatically on certain events. Questions on creating or modifying `autocmd` definitions are appropriate for this tag.

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Is there a way in vim to determine if something is highlighted after search?

What I want to do is make CursorMoved autocmd that would check if there is a search highlight is on and if it is it would start a timer that would deactivate it. PS I know about all available ...
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Can't get autocmd with two events to work

I have the VIM Clang Format Plugin and I would like to format my code every time I save it. This is in my current .vimrc: " map to <Leader>cf in C++ code autocmd FileType c,cpp,objc nnoremap ...
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Can I trigger a command when the status bar shows up or hides?

I'm using set laststatus=1 so the status bar is only visible when needed, e.g. to display file names when multiple splits are open. However, when the status bar shows up, the existing buffer seems to ...
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How to profile save time

Sometimes it takes a really long time to save a file out. Saving the same file after various changes takes various amounts of time. It does not seem to be related to file size. I've disabled any ...
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Is it more efficient to use one function instead of multiple autocommands?

I have a lot of lines with with filetype-specific autocommands defining mappings and abbreviations, which looks like this: augroup vimrc au! ... au FileType blah nnoremap <buffer> aa bb au ...
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Jump to last position when using vim netrw to open a file

I am looking to jump automatically to the last position in any file that I open. I have in my ~/.vimrc file: autocmd BufReadPost * ...
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Preventing autocmds from being redundantly repeated

I'm trying to figure out what is the proper way to prevent autocmds from being redundantly repeated. Here are articles which I have already read: Remove augroups around autocmds in .vimrc (related ...
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the matching pattern for TabClosed autocmd

If I want to setup a TabClosed autocmd for a specific tab page only, what should I do? Can I use the autocmd {pat} argument? Is this {pat} still matched against the filename? Moreover, the t: ...
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Vim not recognizing markdown and tex files

Here is a sample of my .vimrc, that doesn't do a thing (the autocmd does not work) when I open a .md or .tex file, but works fine for .py files: augroup filetype_python autocmd FileType python ...
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How to execute a function when a diff closes

I have a setting (namely highlight the 81st character on the line) that I would like to turn off when there is a diff. This is easy enough as a search through the autocmds results in: |FilterWritePre|...
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autocmd VimLeave event not firing

I had problem with YCMD server not shutting down properly, so I tried to kill it on VimLeave. After a couple tries I detected that VimLeave/VimLeavePre event not firing on vim exit. VimEnter is ...
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Modify the path of a file be opened

I am trying to write a function that runs before a new file is created, or an existing file is opened. What I would like to do is edit the path to the file which is being opened depending on the path. ...
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Local “statusline” override problem

I'm currently writing a plugin, and got stuck with this problem. My plugin opens a new window with all local options I want, but also sets the statusline option to display some useful information. Vim ...
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How to open a file automatically while entering vim

I know that we can open a file with the help of the argument -o of vim: vim -o myfile. But for some reason I can't pass any argument when I execute the command vim. So I'm thinking if it is possible ...
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Run custom code after a vim command

I have searched through a list of all the autocmd's and can't find one which is fired when a built in VIM command is run. How does one run some custom code after a person calls an existing vim ...
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Adding an header when checking an HPP file on the fly

I often use HPP files when separating a template header from its implementation. In this scheme an #include"impl.hpp" is inserted in the .h (the header) file after all relevant definitions. As such, ...
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Autocmd commands for sharing terminal when open new tab

I was trying to create a trigger that does the following: When opening a new tab with a file, if there already exists a terminal buffer, it is opened below in this new tab. I have seen in logfiles ...
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How to externally trigger [neo]vim to reload an edited file?

I have a file, /tmp/file.txt that is being edited by vim (or neovim), as well as some other external process. I wish the external app to notify vim, in such a way that vim takes that notification to ...
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Automatically saving on FocusLost sometimes stops working for a gvim window

In my ~/.vimrc I have at the moment: autocmd BufLeave,FocusLost * nested silent! wall Which most of the time works as I would like, however sometimes it seems saving simply stops working (for a ...
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Keep `scroll` equal to current window height

Is there a way to update scroll every time window height changes? I know, that I can achieve the same behavior calling winheight(0) on each ctrld press as suggested here, but I'm curious if there is ...
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Run commands before and after a buffer is externally changed

Imagine I have a Vim buffer open and the file is changed externally (example: I switched git branches or the file was just edited normally). Any time that happens, I want to have 2 commands run. The ...
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Why does this autocommand works on neovim but not on vim?

I have this little augroup that contains a simple autocommand that hides the /home/devs/ text on top of nerdtree: augroup HideHOME autocmd! FileType nerdtree autocmd FileType nerdtree syntax ...
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Dynamically toggle formatoptions based on input

Question: Is there a way to control the indentation + comment leader input, when adding a new line? Details: I am trying to set formatoptions-=cro when inserting a new line (in specific syntax region)...
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Disable paste mode entirely

I get what paste mode does for you, but I have never found it particularly useful. I would like to completely deactivate it. I don't see an option to do so when looking at :help paste. However, I ...
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How vim doesn't expand Ex commands in autocmd?

I'm trying to pass a command to 'vim-tmux-runner' on each file save with au bellow. autocmd FileWritePost,BufWritePost *.py :VtrSendCommandToRunner python manage.py test <afile>:p:h:t Where: :...
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How does one automatically run a function when any error message appears?

I would like to play sounds for accessibility reasons. Do I need to patch and compile (neo)vim to provide some sort of OnError autocmd? edit: more generically I'm looking for a way to hook into ...
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Can't hide quickfix before executing makeprg

I'm trying to hide the quickfix window while building, so that it doesn't show outdated info. I can, of course, execute :ccl at any time to close quickfix. Additionally, I've used autocmd to call a ...
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Why is filetype not set after :find from autocmd?

Objective I want vi file to act like :find file if file doesn't exist. That is, I want to be able to edit a file by name, without giving a path to the file, from the command line: mkdir -p a/b/c ...
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Search not working in function called from autocmd

I am quite new to using vim so please forgive me if this has been asked else where. I have tried Googling but am not really sure what to search for. In my vimrc I have the follwing function that ...
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how can I close the shell buffer? Prefferbly under a certain condition.

I have written a python script that is doing some checks for a LaTeX file and then compiles it. I call it upon saving the file using the following line :autocmd BufWritePost * !~/.vim/latex_compiler....
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autocmd not being executed when opening file

I've added the following lines to my .vimrc after reading about folding the other day (taken from vim.wikia.com): autocmd Syntax html,python,tex setlocal foldmethod=indent autocmd Syntax html,python,...
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Vim 7.4 autoread no longer detects change of file permissions

I've been using Vim 6.3 (specifically, gvim) for years (and plain old vi for decades before that). One nice feature was that autoread would detect if the file permissions changed. I made use of that ...
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Unable to reset settings after running command that triggers bash script

I have the following autocommand in my vimrc for vimwiki: autocmd BufWritePost *.md silent! VimwikiAll2HTML The VimwikiAll2HTML triggers a custom script with :! scriptname to process all the files in ...
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vimrc post buffer bash script

I have a script that is called when I open a file with fileA extension in vim: autocmd BufWritePost *fileA !/usr/bin/named_check_vim %:p script named_checkvim checks for errors in a file, if errors ...
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Cannot use CursorHold event

I'm trying to make vim execute some command, let's say echo "Hello", everytime I hold the cursor on a word for a while. So I do autocmd CursorHold * echo "Hello" But that doesn't seem to do anything,...
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Change match highlights on CmdlineLeave

Vim uses two different highlight groups for matching patterns while searching in the command-line with / or :substitute for example. The incsearch group for the match under the cursor The search ...
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autocmd pattern matching symlinked directory

I am trying to pattern match autocmd to a directory referenced by a symlink. I don't want to refer to the actual directory name in my script as the symlink can change targets. I have the directory ...
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What is the event triggered when the command line changes?

I have a function that I'd like to run every time the command line is changed, where by command line I mean the line where text is written when I save a file, get a warning, an error, or echo messages....
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BufRead autocmd error for “*.*” and E45

I have vim version 7.4.1689. It was running quite smoothly. But recently I noticed a problem that I didn't have before. Whenever I run :help <something> in command mode the following error shows ...
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Exclamation mark after autocommands

I'm trying to understand what does exclamation mark after autocommands mean. Sometimes it is possible to see something like this: function! LangSpecificOptions() if (&filetype == 'markdown' || ...
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How can I make Vim not remember a command?

I have set up an autocommand, that makes some changes to the file I'm working on, whenever I save. Everything works nice and dandy, except one thing. Whenever I save, and press . afterwards, or undo ...