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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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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) ...
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separating folds with constant amount of newlines

Is there a succinct way to separate folds, open or closed, by the same number of newlines throughout the buffer? I'm using fold by indent. The goal is two visible blank lines between each fold (...
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Expand all folds created by vim-latex when opening a LaTeX file

I want all my folds to be expanded when I open a LaTeX file. As per web search I added the following at the end of .vimrc set nofoldenable set foldlevelstart=99 set foldlevel=99 But even now its ...
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How to prevent Vim to collapse a fold with foldmethod=indent on a text paste?

I have the foldmethod=indent setting, the problem with it is that when I'm pasting a line or lines before the first line of a fold and all of these lines have the same or a greater level of ...
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Recursively open all folds in current open fold?

If I am in an open fold containing closed folds, how do I recursively open all those closed folds? I kind of thought this would be the use-case for zO, but it seems zO only works when the fold is ...
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Keep current line in same position when toggling folds (zi)?

When toggling folds with zi, any folds expanding above the current line cause the current line to disorientingly jump to a different place on the screen. How can I keep the current line fixed in the ...
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Extra fold of docstring when using foldmethod=indent

I am using foldmethod=indent when working on Python files. This is generally ok. However when I unfold a function, I would like the docstring to stay folded even though it is at the same indent level ...
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Folding RSpec content not depth

Trying to fold content so the 'method definition' / 'explanatory' lines are all showing regardless of depth, and the content between them is folded. Folding examples on the wikis and in tutorials all ...
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Use of Foldcolumns in Vim

I never thought of the use of foldcolumns in vim. There are - and + signs to indicate foldable or folded parts of the code, that I understand. But what about the numbers inside the cosecutive - signs? ...
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How to select/delete/yank the contents of only the current fold?

When using foldmethod=marker, how do you select or reference exactly the contents of the current fold? I want to swap the order of two folds. If they were paragraphs, I would do dap { p. However, I ...
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Fold special comments

I want to fold all special documentation comments, and only all special documentation comments. To do that I created a new syntax, doxygenComment and added highlighting (in red, just to test it). The ...
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Make zC close only current and nested folds

How can I make zC fold only the current fold and the ones underneath? now it closes all outer folds. For example, something like this will result in all brackets closing, while I would like to have ...
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How to change the fold title in vim

In vim I need to glance over a folded json text and see the value of a key as the folds title? Looking through the help I saw how to fold by reqular expression though not how to change the folds ...
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How to fold lines above the current unless it has less indentation than the current

My intention is to facilitate investigation of deeply buried code. For example, an error is thrown with message "ABC Error" and if | is where the cursor is: function handleRequest(req) { let param ...
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Vim highlights closed folds

Vim has this odd behaviour: when I launch it in a terminal emulator under X, it highlights closed folds, but when I launch it in console, closed folds' representation is more sensible: they are just ...
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Vim template/skeleton with folding

I currently have a skeleton file so that whenever I create a new .cpp file, it copies the c++_template.cpp to the new file. I'm using this line in my .vimrc: autocmd BufNewFile *.cpp 0r ~/workspace_c+...
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No folding of markdown files

Running neovim 0.1.7. When I open a markdown file, it does not fold - even when I try zM zR zc, etc. :set tells me ft=markdown and foldmethod=syntax How do I get the folding?