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A feature which lets visually hide (and toggle) regions of a text file, by replacing its contents with a single outline line.

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Is there any way to prevent modelines getting reapplied when files are saved / written?

For some Markdown documents, I like them to open with some sections initially folded (I use the plugin vim-markdown-folding). I've tried setting a modeline that looks like this: <!-- vi: set ...
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Unable to change foldmethod

I have the following simple line: inoremap <silent> <TAB> <C-o>:set foldmethod=manual<cr> However, after this command is run and I run set foldmethod?, it reports the ...
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XML syntax folding and custom tag spell checking

I have the following in my ~/vim/syntax/xrc.vim to spell check contents of specific tags when editing XRC files that are just XML files with predefined schema: runtime syntax/xml.vim " check ...
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vim - copy folds to a copied file

Any way to copy folds to a copied file? Example: file1 has several folds, now I create a new file cp file2 newfile. newfile doesn't have folds that I had created in vim, of course it won't as cp and ...
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How to limit nest-level for folds with vim-anyfold plugin

For folding java code (also nice for c, cpp, python etc.), I just installed the vim-anyfold plugin. In my ~/.vimrc, I've added autocmd Filetype java,c,cpp AnyFoldActivate to automatically activate ...
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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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Highlight color columns on top of folds (not below)

I'm highlighting folds and color columns in colors different from the background and from each other. Here's an excerpt of my vimrc with all (potentially) relevant lines: " ~/.vimrc ... " Folding ...
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“Invalid expression” setting 'foldtext', what is wrong?

I am trying to set 'foldtext', but it seems I misunderstand expressions, types, etc. of Vim fundamentally. Why does the following refuse to work? set foldtext=v:folddashes."TEST" Whereas this works?...
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How to search only in a text which is not folded?

I would like to use search in file with folded functions to search only in functions titles. But common vim search searches inside folding and unfolds any hidden text. Is there a way to search only in ...
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Automatically fold particular content, in any filetype

I often find myself patching projects that add a relatively big (23 lines out of a 37-line file? ) license-header to every. single. file. Is there a plugin or straightforward way I can add a global ...
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Folding in VimWiki like in org mode?

I moved from org mode to VimWiki. I used to write "logs" like this * 2020-02-04 FeatureA - progress Feature B - progress The file can get pretty long as you can imagine. Now with ...
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How do you disable automatic code folding?

I use foldmethod=indentbut I hate how it starts each file pre-folded. To get around this I put au BufWinEnter * normal zi in my vimrc. That had worked fine so far, but now that I started using CoC, My ...
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Deleting folds over a range

Working in an index with mucked up manual folds. Would like to delete folds from current line to end of file. Have tried: :.,$zd and :.,$df So far I've just done a visual selection from current ...
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Prevent VIM from folding a large file

For editing XML files I have the following in my init.vim " Automatically enable folding of XML-files augroup XML autocmd! autocmd FileType xml let g:xml_syntax_folding=1 autocmd FileType xml ...
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change fold sign character

I know per my question remove trailing dashes in foldtext that I can remove the trailing dashes from collapsed fold lines. When a fold is 'open', the sign column has pipe characters '|'. I looked at ...
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How to fold nested “if then else end if” statements

I try to write a vim syntax file for folding if-else statements with the syntax: if <condition> then <block to fold> [else <block to fold>] end if Current approach syn region Then ...
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remove trailing dashes in foldtext

When I set foldtext to a simple value like getline(v:foldstart), vim should show the current line, as opposed to the usual + and appropriate number of hyphens - for the foldlevel. However, vim fills ...
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How can I reset all folds to the state when the editor started?

I have some configuration in my .vimrc governing the initial folding strategy. Sometimes, I am looking to restore the initial state and would like a :refold command or something, which restores the ...
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How to prevent markdown folding of # comments in fenced code?

I have python examples in a markdown file in a code fence (e.g. when I convert a jupyter notebook into a markdown document). These snippets sometimes have code comments in them starting with #. The ...
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How to make code-folding more efficient

I have a ruby file while is about 5K+ lines long. My current setup uses the vim-ruby plugin. With this, I enable code folding with let ruby_fold = 1 This opens my ruby files pre-folded. I can open ...
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Only Open Folds With z Commands

If I navigate the first line of a folded function with h,l, etc it will open the fold. Navigating search matches with n will also open a fold if there is a match inside the fold. Can you configure ...
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Use line's 'folded state' in a mapping, so it's `zc` closing but `zv` opening?

When I'm opening a fold, I would say 100% of the time the behaviour I want is zv - open all folds covering the current line, so that I can actually see it. But zv won't close a fold. How can I use ...
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Editing file in splits breaks the folding

My current workflow looks something like this: Open a file in different splits, each split showing a different section Make appropriate edits in each split :wq from the split after editing Repeat as ...
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Record all line-number fold-levels and restore fold-states (despite fold-level change)

I have found myself so extraordinarily frustrated with Vim's foldmethod=syntax behavior that I've contemplated dropping the editor entirely, despite being mostly happy with it for a few years now. ...
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Enable Expr Folding in Markdown

I want to fold in markdown using the built in markdown plugin that I believe should come with the version of vim I have (Vi IMproved 8.1 (2018 May 18, compiled Apr 23 2019 20:02:08)). I am struggling ...
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Shuffle multiline folds

Suppose I have a bunch of folds for more than one line each. How to make shuffle them as folds not lines? In case of lines it can be done by external shuf or any other command (see https://...
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folding code and moving along?

I recently discovered that vim can fold code. It works quite good with zc but when I move down with j then the code unfolds. How how can I prevent it from unfolding when I move with the cursor? Is ...
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Hide foldcolumn when no folds?

Currently I have set foldcolumn=1, but in a buffer with no folds, it's just a waste of space. Is there a convenient event to listen to in order to automatically toggle it between 0 and 1 (or whatever ...
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Debugging foldexpr function

I have debug=msg,throw in my .vimrc. When trying to debug a foldexpr function, the echom statements I use to print are ignored and are not accessible by :messages. Any way to make them work?
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Pattern not found: lastlevel = -1

I'm getting one or more of these message when I open up a file I fold with a custom foldexpr function: Pattern not found: lastlevel = -1 I'm not sure what's generating except the lastlevel variable ...
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File is not folding when opened

Trying to figure out why folds aren't happening as soon as I open a file: set foldenable set foldmethod=expr let g:lastnum = 0 function! FoldFile(lnum) echom 'hi'; if getline(a:lnum) =~? '\v^\...
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custom fold expression to fold functions

I would like to create a custom fold expression for functions of the form x <- function(a,b,c) { ... ... body ... } where the lines starting from function(...) until the closing brace are ...
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Is it possible to use newlines in a fold marker?

I am trying to set foldmarker={{{,\n\n\n, so that {{{ starts a fold and two consecutive empty lines end a fold. However, vim treats this as equivalent to foldmarker={{{,nnn. Is it possible to use ...
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Define a fold that can not be searched, and that isn't affected by other fold commands?

POD is a markup file that is used by Perl. It's a pretty unreasonable documentation format that has nothing to do with perl (accept for being the only known use-case), and it's sometimes found ...
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Is there a way to edit only part of a file?

Unlike many people who are looking for this, or a similar sort of feature, it's not actually the file size I care about, I just find myself needing to deal with a very specific section of a file - ...
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How to unravel wrapped text

One of the files I have has "wrapped" text : Any idea how to unravel it? I am not sure if this is feature of any of my plugins. List of my plugins: Plugin 'VundleVim/Vundle.vim' Plugin 'tpope/vim-...
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Vim: Foldtext contain all content, instead of only the first line

Would like to have all content of the folded block, instead of only the first line. My current foldsettings are: set foldmethod=marker set foldmarker={,} Example how my data is structured: { ...
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Is there a way to customize the characters used in fold column?

Seems to me that fillchars option doesn't include these characters.
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Vim: Is it possible to modify syntax rule of the Folded group?

Thank Vim's folding, I can hide irrelevant parts of code/document and work on a small spot of the file. More and more I organize the folded first lines as an outline of the whole file, in each level. ...
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Why does vim ignore commentstring when folding (foldmethod=marker)

I am editing a HTML document (filetype=html) in vim. foldmarker is set to {,}, foldmethod to marker and commentstring to <!--%s-->. When I visually select a region and use zf to create a ...
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Setup to not automatically open/close folds when writing fold-markers (in the presence of a modeline)

Say I have a file: // vim: syntax=rust fdm=syntax { blah blah } Let's say that lines 2 through 4 are folded: // vim: syntax=rust fdm=syntax + { ... } Now I am in insert mode. I insert a newline ...
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Fold: highlight folded text only

I expected the folded text highlighted as below picture (ignore red rectangle): Like above picture, I'd like to have something to recognize that red region of a fold and highlight it only, donot have ...
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Fold: Different highlight style for fold of each filetype

Extend of this question of fold: Fold: foldtext() for each filetype We have fold for each filetype now but each fold need different highlight style of color, because highlight is global I tried to ...
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Fold: foldtext() for each filetype

how to have foldtext() for each filetype, because each filetype has different kind of fold so multiple foldtext() in vimrc and enable for each filetype. I'm thinking about multiple foldtext() ...
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Is the number of foldtext dashes incorrect?

Ref to :h foldtext() The number of leading dashes depends on the foldlevel. As follow, I think the foldlevel of printf is 1. But, you can see as follow, the number of dashes is 2. I can't ...
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How to visual select everything within a pair of fold markers

Are there simple tweaks that I can visual select everything with in a pair of fold markers? Just like what vi" will do for a pair of double quotes. Preferably vi plus some other keys.
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folding in matlab

I'm using vim for my matlab editor. And It works nicely, except I cannot get folding to work. I found my syntax file on github: matlab.vim And I wanted to add folding. I changed the line syn ...
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Vim: Don't close fold when closing file

Is there a way to make vim not close the current fold I'm in when I close a file? For example: I am typing inside a fold, I save and close the file (without presing zc to close the fold), and then ...
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excluding line numbering from mkview/loadview

I include set number in my .vimrc file to have line numbers automatically displayed upon opening a file. I also use the following code block to automatically save and load the view when closing and ...
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Re-sync _folds_ from start

Vim has a handy feature in :syntax sync fromstart which allows me to fix syntax highlighting when it gets confused during an extended editing session. I map it to <leader>ss (reSync from Start) ...