Questions tagged [filetype]

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

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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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Filetype changes when using :split and :Explore

Why does using :split and :Explore cause the filetype to change? For example, edit a file named text.man, and the filetype is set to man. Change the filetype to txt, then :split and :Explore in the ...
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Can (Neo)Vim be configured to set the filetype according to the shebang?

Lately I've been using neovim to edit lots of files with the .tmpl extension. These files all have shebangs, most (but not all) of which are #!/bin/sh. The default behavior seems to be that neovim ...
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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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"^[[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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Syntax-aware line wrapping

Is there a way to make the automatic line wrapping of vim aware of the syntax of the file instead of just wrapping at the closest whitespace? I am specifically interested in Python but I guess it ...
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Can I apply one file's filetype to another, without actually opening the first file?

For context, see How can I automate filetype detection when using sudoedit? Say filea has filetype foo, which is detected based on varying factors, including the name, the full path or the contents ...
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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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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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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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in-line math equation rendering/preview for macvim/vim for filetypes other than RMarkdown

I recently installed vim-rmarkdown package, and found that the package allows me to see the rendered math equation in macvim, and when move cursor over, the line will render back to latex equation ...
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How to map keybindings only for specific file type?

In vimwiki, <C-x><C-o> provides available tags in autocomplete dropdown. I am attempting to map that key mapping to something easier like (ctrl+alt+space) and only when I am in a markdown ...
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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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Airline section_x for particular filetype

For .js files, I set a particular filetype in order to enable snippets, like this: augroup project autocmd! autocmd BufRead,BufNewFile *.js set filetype=javascript.javascript-es6-react.jsx ...
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Difference between &g:filetype and &filetype

Right now I have a python (*.py) file buffer open in a vim session. I also have the plugin startify installed. Now when I run the Ex-command: echo &g:filetype` I get startify. However, When I ...
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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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Syntastic not working with local eslint

I have a scenario where I have a local .eslintrc and the local eslint package installed. However, I notice that it does not populate a loclist on a file called app.js when I open the file and when I ...
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Weird characters are appearing while i move in blank spaces

When I exited Insert Mode I began to move around the file, these images began to appear. Does someone know how to fix it?
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Some mappings in my .vim/ftplugin/*.vim change upon entering a window with different filetype, and some don't. What could be the reason for this?

I have special commenting macros for different languages in my ftplugin files, and macros for creating "dividers" (i.e. commented out line of dashes #--------...). I also define a Vimscript filetype ...
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filetype plugin not loaded on files opened with edit command

I've turned on filetype indent and plugins on with the following in my vimrc file: filetype indent plugin on Everything is fine when I open a file from terminal, but if I open another buffer ...
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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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When does filetype run?

I have the following autocmd: :autocmd FileType python syntax off Yet when I open a python file it does nothing. I literally have to run :set ft=python for this to trigger. Does the FileType python ...
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How can I reproduce a Linting Plugin Behavior

I'm trying to get in to plugin writing, and currently I'm doing some builds (like Latex and LanguageTools checker), and I have in place hotkeys that call for the compilation, and It throws the output ...
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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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