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 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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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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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 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 ...
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Vim not setting correct file type for jinja files

Whenever I create html file with jinja code from terminal either using shell commands or directly using vim, the file type is always set to html and not jinja.html, which causes number of issues like ...
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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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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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Disabling `kana/vim-textobj-entire` by filetype autocommand

kana/vim-textobj-entire creates text-obejcts ae and ie which stand for the entire buffer. But in lervag/vimtex ae and ie stand for an environment in a .tex file. vimtex's ae and ie mappings are much ...
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Assign a filetype when editing any file from a directory

The context I store all my shell scripts insde the $HOME/.bin directory. Because of this, I've been looking for a way to set the sh filetype whenever I open a file located in that directory. So, I'...
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Why do FileType autocommands not appear to work when using multiple filetypes?

Not everyone considers setting b:undo_ftplugin to be a "best practice" the way I do, but as far as I can tell, the behavior described in this question depends on it being set as part of the ...
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What pattern could I use to set a filetype for files ending in '.ot.txt' [duplicate]

I'd like to use VimOutliner with files ending in .ol.txt. This entry in ~/.vim/ftdetect/votl.vim doesn't do that au! BufRead,BufNewFile *.ol.txt setfiletype votl Is there a [pattern] for this?
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What is the difference between 'set ft=' and 'setfiletype'?

I am using vim 8.1. When I need to change the default filetype for .s extension to gas (which by default is asm), I first look for the default command to set filetype in /usr/share/vim/vim81/filetype....
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Changing filetype for *.mm files to cpp

I am try to change the filetype for *.mm files. I have created a mm.vim file in ~/.vim/ftdetect, with the following code: au BufNewFile,BufRead *.mm set filetype=cpp But the when opening a file with ...
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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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common /after/syntax for different file types

I want some common syntax highlighting for various filetypes. Currently I have runtimepath/after/syntax/base.vim which has syntax rules I want and then I created mklink (this is windows) to base.vim ...
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How to exclude filetype with autocmd to load language specific skeleton

I have the following in order to use a different template per language. But I want English to be the default, if I don't specify .en.adoc in the filename. But the *.adoc,*.en.adoc also picks up *.fr....
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Extending filetype functionality? [closed]

I'm trying to add some functionality by adding ftplugin files. For instance I want to add nnoremap <buffer> <F5> :source %<CR> to ftplugin/vim.vim, but when I try it, it looks like ...
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Changing foldmarker per filetype with vim 8.2

On an up-to-date Arch system, I set up marker-based folds in vim and python scripts like so: Extracted from my ~/.vimrc [1] set nocompatible " default filetype plugin indent on set nofoldenable set ...
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Use single ftplugin for more than one filetype

I have an ftplugin under &runtimepath/ftplugin/c.vim which sets all my preferred options for c files. However, I would also like to use the same settings for cpp files. I could just copy the ...
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Syntax highlighting for fish script not working

I have both Vim version 8.1.1550 and NVIM v0.4.3 on MacOS 10.14.6 I wrote the following lines in my .vimrc file as recommended enter link description here set nocompatible filetype off set rtp+=~/....
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How can I write a filetype plugin that evaluates the first lines of the file?

I'm trying to modify my filetype.vim such that it highlights a unified diff file with diff syntax, overriding whatever syntax is normally associated with the file's extension. So far, I'm just trying ...
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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/...