Questions tagged [filetype]

Questions about making Vim to have a defined behavior according the type of the edited file.

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folding.vim file, for a specific filetype, is being ignored

I want to write a custom fold-method file for .paul files (based on the example at Learn Vimscript the Hard Way). However, it appears that my folding.vim file is being ignored. I'm running VIM version ...
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How do I elegantly override file type detection patterns with more specific patterns

I have a file in my ~/.vim/ftdetect directory, which includes configuration such as: autocmd BufRead,BufNewFile,BufWritePost .envrc.template set filetype=sh However, I also have the vim-polyglot ...
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Multiple vimrc files for different file types in vim?

I'm a vim beginner. I want to handle multiple programming languages. I find great resources for how to perfect vim for one programming language by putting ton of stuff in one vimrc file. This is ...
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When I open a .txt file, the double quotes ( " )are suppressed

First, I tried on Linux: I opened a .txt file (or copy and past the text from a website) but the double quotes are not shown... On Linux, they are replaced by this: ~~@~~ On Windows 10 (I use gVim on ...
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How to set the background color for colored items in the statusline to the background color of the statusline?

I am experimenting with creating a statusline and have opted for coloring different parts of it. The problem is that while the item's foreground color is changed, the background is black and doensn't ...
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What could interfere with setting foldmethod=indent by autocmd FileType python?

So recently I noticed my autocmd FileType python setlocal foldmethod=indent is not working anymore. The version for my vim is 8.2 When I open a python file everything is working fine except the ...
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Setting ftdetect a given directory

I'm looking for a way to set filetype on load, a loading phase via ftdetect. Right now I can open the files inside a given directory via some utility function that I wrote, and during the opening ...
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Formatting with gg=G on *.cfg files (Nagios) results in bad indentation

Search-fu power is eluding me for this one. Have many Nagios (*.cfg) files under audit, using Vim to work on them. Notice that doing gg=G is not correctly formatting the files or a block if using = ...
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Should the filetypedetect augroup be used in plugins?

I'm writing my first Vim/Neovim plugin, which improves support for files managed by yadm. Pretty straightforward. However, while reading other plugins for inspiration, I have noticed that plugin ...
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How to do file type detection based on file contents (e.g. a certain shebang line)?

I have created a few scripts in .vim/ftdetct to e.g. detect the filetype of sshconfig files based on their filename: autocmd BufRead,BufNewFile ~/.ssh/host-* setfiletype sshconfig Now, how can I make ...
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Support for embedded languages

Vim supports syntax highlighting for embedded languages or fenced code in markdown (:h :syn-include). However, you usually want that other vim settings and mappings are adjusted for embedded languages ...
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Should an exclamation point be added after an "autocmd" in a filetypedetect augroup?

I'm trying to learn more about augroups, which have always confused me. The Section 43.2 documentation (:help 43.2) makes it clear that the filetypedetect group should be used to group autocmds which ...
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How to Create Sublime-Like Build Systems in Vim?

I am currently new to neovim. Something that has me a bit stuck is being able to easily run my code. The text editor I used before trying out vim was Sublime Text 3, and, in that text editor, all I ...
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Assign value based on filetype [duplicate]

I want to assign value based on filetype. I am using UltiSnips plugin and want to have one set of bindings for one filetype and another set for everything else. Something like if &ft='vimwiki' ...
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How to substitute filename on reading or opening new file

We have rather complex file structure and I would like simplify opening file independently where am I in the filesystem at the moment. Let's say we have a project_folder and several files in it: /...
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How to apply existing indenting rules to new file type?

I've been happily using vim for years for C and C++ projects. My code formatting/indentation rules have been cobbled together over the years based on solutions to at-the-time needs...which is to say, ...
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Open buffer without loading ftplugins

I have huge file and quite slow plugin (loaded by vim-plug) for corresponding filetype. I want following: Plugin is loaded by default Option to fast open this file without loading plugin. Something ...
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How to set autocmd for files without a filetype?

I want some autocmds to run when I open a file without a filetype like nvim (no file name) or nvim myfile (no extension). I also want them to run when opening certain file types like text and markdown ...
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How to ignore or push back certain files when when auto-completing in wildmenu?

When opening a file with :e, :vs or :sp, I generally don't want to open binary files or files with certain extensions like .class. Is there a way to ignore files with certain extensions or MIME type (...
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How to create a new vim filetype?

I have html settings set up in my ~/.vim/ftplugin/html.vim file. I would like these settings to apply to Rhtml files as well. I made a symbolic link with ln -s ~/.vim/ftplugin/html.vim ~/.vim/...
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Let .js files be recognized as .jsx files?

I just figured out how to combine those creepy plugins to work together to achieve the following auto-indent: before / after pressing o: But then this only works on file extension .jsx as shown above,...
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How to fix this `Omni completion (^O^N^P) Pattern not found` error?

I am trying to set up syntax keyword based omnicompletion in vim. I have defined a few syntax keyword Constants in ~/.config/nvim/syntax/spl.vim They are correctly detected and highlighted. They are ...
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Change indentation behavior when `:filetype plugin indent on` is set

Tested with vim --clean \<filename>.py, then did :filetype plugin on and :filetype plugin indent on. To make code look better, i wanted to write something like this for a dictionary: test = { ...
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"command not found" error using filetype plugin [closed]

I am trying to add filetype plugin indent on to my vimrc, and I'm getting the error filetype: command not found. I tried searching but can't find a solution. I have the full vim package installed (not ...
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What keywordprg do you use for javascript?

I've recently learnt about using K in normal mode to get the manual information of the word under the cursor. In this regard, I'd like to know what programs I could use to handle javascript files, or ...
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What is the most idiomatic way to achieve filetype-specific functions?

Is it possible to declare a function only for a specific filetype? Currently, if I have the following in ftplugin/tex.vim: function! Foo() echom "yes" endfunction Then when I load a *....
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Automatically resize window based on filetype

I have a nifty autocommand in my vimrc that automatically maximizes any :help window: augroup LargeHelpWindow autocmd! autocmd BufWinEnter * if &l:buftype ==# 'help' | wincmd _ | endif ...
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Filetype inheritance

I know that it's not very common, but there are few cases in which I would really like to inherit the configurations for one filetype in another. Example: whatever I set for sh I would like to inherit ...
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syntax highlight regex not matching

I am writing a plugin where a certain filetype must possess their own syntax highlight. Therefore I have created . ├── ... ├── plugin └── syntax and syntax/newfiletype.vim containing syntax clear ...
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How to get syntactic coloration for dist files

There is a standard for providing files that may have an unversioned counterpart. That standard consists in suffixing the filename with .dist, so for example phpunit.xml becomes phpunit.xml.dist. How ...
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How to re-indent nginx configuration based only on `{` and `}`?

I want to reindent an nginx configuration file with the following simple rudimentary rules: a { increases indentation a } decreases indentation The idea is cindent is just enough to do it. I have ...
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Automatically uncompress section of buffer

I'm using a simple text file in Vim as a task manager and am keeping completed tasks in an archive section of the same file. I'd like to compress that section of the buffer when saving changes to a ...
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Combine FileType with other events

I'd like to combine two events: FileType and TextChangedI. According to this awesome book I can do that, by adding a comma between both events like this: :autocmd BufWritePre,BufRead *.html :normal gg=...
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Make function run only on specific filetype

So i have a specific function I'd like to edit in my .vimrc, so that it work only on specific filetype (eg: .vim). The code for this example is taken from this answer. function OrgFold(lnum) let ...
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How to configure settings common to many programming languages?

I edit a lot of different file types, like .c, .cc, .S, .py, .rs, .ld, plus maybe a dozen more. And I'm constantly editing new file types, so I'm adding to this list. I have settings I want to apply ...
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Where should I put filetype specific options for indentation?

At moment, mostly for random reasons, I have $ cat ~/.vim/ftplugin/c.vim set tabstop=2 softtabstop=2 expandtab shiftwidth=2 smarttab smartindent autoindent cinoptions=g2 and this $ cat ~/.vim/...
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Setting syntax in ftplugin

I’m trying to set the syntax of Processing files (*.pde) to java with a ftplugin. .vim/ after/ ftdetect/ pde.vim ftplugin/ processing.vim In after/ftdetect/pde.vim I ...
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Is there a filetype in Vim when opening the a file containing output/errors from g++ so that I can see those files with the original coloring?

Sometimes, when faulty outputs from compilations of C++ files/projects are to long, I like to redirect that output to a file, so that I can inspect it side-by-side with each of the offending files in ...
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Position Dependent Custom Syntax Error Checking

I am trying to design a custom syntax file that performs some basic error checking for an ascii input file. The input is broken up into sections, and there are input cards specific to each section. ...
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Is it possible and useful to split vimrc?

As per the title, is it possible to split the vimrc file in several sub-files? Keep separate files for groups of settings that concern one thing? This thing might be anything, any kind of user-...
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Why are nested FileType autocommands triggered even ++nested is not used?

From :h autocmd-nested, it says "By default, autocommands do not nest." But nested FileType events are triggered anyway without using ++nested. As seen in this test: autocmd BufNewFile,...
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filetype plugin indent on is blowing up my vim

I have the following vimrc. I noticed that there is a single line that's blowing up my usage of the FZF :BTags command: filetype plugin indent on Ie when I run the command :BTags I get this error ...
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Unwanted cascading indentation [duplicate]

I am struggling to regain control of indentation for certain filetypes, particularly when pasting code. I end up with what I call "cascading indentation" which is nearly unreadable. I've run ...
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How can I make vim ignore a filetype plugin's makeprg setting?

I am using a plugin that sets makeprg to some value specific to the filetype's programming language. I want to use my global setting instead, because I also use Makefiles. How can I do this? Thank you!...
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Minimum window width will not change when using specific filetype

With most filetypes, I can resize font and my GVIM application window just fine. However, when I open a specific file type (.tex), the font is easily changed, but I am unable to shrink the application ...
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Where do filetype-specific autocommands live?

I have a plugin for a specific filetype (*.tex), and I'm wondering where I can find all the commands which are executed when I type :e examplefile.tex? In general, is there a standardized practice for ...
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"^[[201~" character being pasted at the end of file

I'm trying to copy-paste by hand this file, but whenever I paste the contents in vim the last line shows this weird character at the end of the line ^[[201~. My guess is that it's one of those wrong ...
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autocmd filetype nnoremap is not working

I'm trying to create a mapping based on the file type. (as explained in this chapter https://learnvimscriptthehardway.stevelosh.com/chapters/12.htm) :autocmd FileType javascript nnoremap <buffer>...
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How to "cast" filetype (HTML/JS/PHP) on temporary buffer to load plugins & configurations

I'm using neovim with vim-plug. I do some webapp testing where I want to see the raw HTML/JS/PHP/etc of a page. This can be done with something like curl example.com > tmp.html; nvim tmp.html and ...
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Adding Filetype != filetypes

I have the following mapping: augroup MatchingQuotes autocmd Filetype noremap! ' ''<Left> autocmd Filetype noremap! " ""<Left> augroup END Is there a way to set ...