Questions tagged [git]

Questions about the integration of the Git revision control system in Vim or about the synchronisation of Vim files via Git repositories.

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Vim Fugitive not loading

I have recently been trying to separate my neovim config into multiple files. After moving everything involving vim-fugitive and vim-gitgutter into a separate file, git-gutter is not loading and I ...
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How to get Vim to show git status in the statusline?

I want to show the git status in the vim statusline, but I can't find any advice on how to do that. The output of git status -s would be fine, or alternatively a single field readout indicating ...
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Fugitive: jump from diff to the current version

When exploring a commit using :Gedit HEAD, when I click o or Enter into the change, it shows me a vimdiff of the two file versions of the change. From there I often need to jump to the current version ...
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GitGutter sign not working

I have airblade/vim-gitgutter installed via Vundle. Somehow even with minimal .vimrc vim-gitgutter signs aren't working. My minimal .vimrc is given below, is there any problem there? Any help will be ...
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Is there a Vim plugin similar to Git History Diff?

I like the extension Git History Diff in Visual Studio Code, looks something like this: I am looking for something similar for Vim. I've looked at Fugitive and other Vim plugins, but they are awkward ...
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Edit in .vimrc but it's not updated in .git

So I was editing my ~/.vimrc file from the home directory and saved it, but when I went to check whether it had been updated in the vimrc file (for git) which is located at /.vim/vimrc, it did not ...
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IDE-like inline diff highlighting in Vim

I enjoy using Vim and like it better than IDEs on most points. One common IDE feature that I miss, though, is inline diff highlighting: In this example changed lines are highlighted in blue and ...
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don't capture stderr for git grep as grepprg

I'm trying to use git grep as my grepprg, but I keep getting spurious files such as ~/fatal: Not a git repository (or any of the parent directories): .git. Is there a way to configure vim to correctly ...
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Why is the commit message inside parentheses wrapped so strangely?

I sometimes need to do some remarks in parentheses in my commit message's detailed part. But when the parenthesized text comes to the rightmost column and is line-broken, the next line for some reason ...
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How to break-up gutter fights?

There a number of types of plugins use the Vim gutter to display Git status, syntax correctness, linting and code formatting. But how can conflicts be managed when multiple plugins want to update the ...
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Is it possible to use vim-fugitive outside of the repository (in local mounted directory)

I have a git repository: ~/home/foo/repo I mounted core to another directory: mount --bind ~/home/foo/repo ~/home/bar Now I want to edit my code with vim and use vim-fugitive. vim ~/home/bar/myCode....
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Review: git branch in statusline

Note: this is an educational exercise. For those wanting a ready-made solution, use vim-gitbranch. I am learning vimscript, and the code below is part of my .vimrc used to display the current git ...
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shared vimrc on two machines; only run command for one of them

I use git to share my vimrc across multiple machines. But now I have some commands which I only want on one machine. Namely, this line: au! redhat BufReadPost (derived from this very helpful answer! ...
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Vim “Follows” Hard links

I have a git repository that contains my vimrc file and a couple of other utilities, called myvimrcgit. I then hard link my vimrc to ~/.vimrc, so that they point to the same inodes. Now, when I go to ...
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Always move cursor to top of gitcommit buffer

I have the following autocmd in my vimrc. augroup line_return au! au BufReadPost * \ if line("'\"") > 0 && line("'\"") <= line("$") | \ execute 'normal! g`"zvzz' | \ ...
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`vimdiff` nor `nvim -d` are working as an external diff tool for git

First line says output is not a terminal. The rest of the output looks like term codes aren't being processed. I use st, with $TERM = st-256color. I just tried it on termite ($TERM = xterm-termite) ...
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Folding for git merge candidates is (at least to me) backwards

When viewing a merge candidate created by git you will have something like . . . Some stuff not in conflict <<<<<< HEAD Some stuff ====== Something different >>>>>...
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Vim Airline no GitBranch name [doing echo fugitive#head() shows correct branch]

I have Fugitive vim and Airline vim installed via Vundle. I installed them as follow: Plugin 'https://github.com/tpope/vim-fugitive.git' Plugin 'vim-airline/vim-airline' Airline status works fine. ...
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Retrieving failed fugitive commit message

I PGP sign my commit messages, and every once in a while GPG will fail for whatever reason (invalid cache, incorrect pin, etc), and my fugitive buffer will close, loosing all my changes. It doesn't ...
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file name completion in .gitignore

I often "unignore" files in .gitignore, like this: * !.gitignore !file.txt !dir !dir/* Can I modify the pattern for which insert mode file name completion would work? In this case, instead of ./ I'd ...
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diffpatch using the output of git diff directly

I guess many of you are like me, and even if they have been using ViM for years, still learn new features regularly. The last that I learned was :diffp[atch] patch/name Now, I want to combine it ...
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How to load commits in a certain date range with fugitive?

I am able to do git log --pretty=format:"%h" --after="2018-06-7" --until="2018-06-10", in the shell, but if I try to do it in vim with fugitive like this: :Glog --after="2018-6-7" --until="2018-06-10"...
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Visualize git commit diff similarly to mergetool

I've been thinking of ways to visualize git commits with vim. I would like to be able to: run a command from the terminal such as: vimdiff -c <commit id>. vim opens with two windows on a ...
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Saving .swp/.un~ files to subdirectories

Is there any way to save these files to automatically created subdirs? Google gave me no answers. The reason is simple- I work on several computers which I keep synced via git, so having these files ...
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Why does Git think Vi quit in error?

Is there anything wrong with opening up a new vim tab (for scratch work) while authoring a git commit? Update: This Seems to Be a Quirk With Vi vs. Vim On further inspection prompted by @muru's ...
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Vim (Spacevim); :!git push == permission denied (publickey)

I have operating system: Windows 7. Git bash works fine for me, and it uses the public key id_rsa.pub. I can run git commands fine through window's command prompt as well - and it too uses the public ...
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How to use pure Vim as git mergetool?

Whenever there are some git merge conflicts we would type git mergetool and git would automatically launch a merge tool for us to merge the conflicts. I have been using vimdiff for a long time as my ...
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Why “there was a problem with vi” when saving a git commit message with :wq after accidental :Wq?

When I have typed a commit message with vim and, in haste, typed :Wq instead of :wq I get an error: E492: Not an editor command: Wq from which I can (falsly?) recover, meaning the editor seems to ...
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How to compile vim for user only and use git to track it?

How can I compile vim for my user only so set source path to /home/user/ ? And how can I track changes with git. Basically I want to build and compile vim from source, and store it on my github repo....
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How to customize the color of an HTML output file generated from Git Bash?

I have used the following command in Git Bash to perform a 'vimdiff' for 2 XML files. vimdiff xml1.xml xml2.xml -c TOhtml -c 'w! result.html' -c 'qa!' The HTML file which is getting generated is ...
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Create a specific .vimrc for git commits usage?

There is probably an easy solution for this, but here it goes : whenever I do a git commit, an error appears (copied hereunder). Vim then starts, some of my .vimrc features are enabled, some are not. ...
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Commiting pathogen bundles?

Right now I am using Pathogen to manage bundles in my ~/.vim folder. I also have my public dotfiles repo which has all my configs, including my entire .vim folder. I don't use symlinks to do this, ...
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How to load list of files in commit into quickfix

Using git how can I load the list of files in the current commit into Quickfix window? Code Review didn't pass and I want to just fix them one by one.
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How fugitive-specific is the 'git' filetype?

When you run fugitive's :Gblame, it opens a buffer whose 'filetype' is fugitiveblame. You can hit q to close its window. You can also hit o to view the commit for the line your cursor is on in a ...
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Populate a git-commit-template with variables

I've followed this tutorial to set up a nice git-commit-template and use it with Vim. I would like to put this one step further and make possible to have in my template a preconfigured variable with ...
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Good approach for running basic git commits? [closed]

I've played with git in the past and I know it's good practice but I never used it because it was just too much of a hassle for my little pet, hobbyist projects. I'm looking to get back into git and ...
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Git Fugitive how to git add a visually selected chunk of code

I would like to know if i could select some code in visual mode and git add it ? I checked with fugitive.vim but i didn't find how to do it. Is it possible ? Or is there any other plugin to do it ?
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Open git tracked files inside editor

I'm trying to make a Vim command which opens all modified files tracked by Git. The following command works if there is only one modified file (and fails if the current working directory is not a git ...
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Who manages the vim-scripts project on Github, and how is it used?

I'm referring to this. Are there package managers that pull scripts from it by name? I ask because I notice that the version of my plugin contained in it is extremely old, and I'm wondering whether I ...
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Turn Vim's multiple undo history into git commits?

When refactoring I sometimes do too much at once—all little steps, but I forget to commit after each little change. Of course in many cases a commit after each change would be too much, but if each ...
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Git submodules for syntax files

I keep my VIM folder under git version control. I use git submodules and Pathogen to keep my VIM plugins updated. The folder structure is .vim/bundle/$PLUGIN Is it possible to use git submodules for ...
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Using vim diff to compare the working directory to the HEAD in git?

Is it possible to use vim diff to open and compare all the differences between HEAD and the files in the working directory?
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Vim black text on black background in command line in Windows 10 while editing git commit message

I am using git 2.7.0.windows.1 in Windows 10, with core.editor set to vim. Vim was downloaded from vim.org latest version binary: VIM - Vi IMproved 7.4.1023 (2013 Aug 10, compiled Jan 2 2016 14:24:...
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How do I get back to the current working copy while viewing git revisions?

When using :Glog or other git plugins like :GV (gitv?) and checking revisions or commit you end up in Read-Only mode viewing something like fugitive:///.git//300ed70aa473b7e8f983a2590c2af908cd0a0621/...
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Make autoformating insert a line break instead of two spaces after full stop

I noticed that vi's auto format adds two spaces after a full stop. I wonder how this can be changed, i.e., insert just one space after a full stop, or even a line break. The application is in using a ...
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How to display the counts of lines in a git patch / hunk?

In git when patching you have to count: The "leave alone" lines The "remove" lines The "add" lines The "leave alone" + "add" lines I've found ways to count all of these... %s/^ / /n "leave alone" %...
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Vim Function to Send Highlighted Text to a Git Commit

Problem: Suppose I have the following text in my vim buffer: This is a commit msg. Suppose further I have a git repo located at ~/my_repo. Goal: Make a vim script so that I can highlight the text ...
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Easiest way to switch git branches

Right now I'm using fugitive to manage almost everything git related, but I can't find a good workflow to quickly visualize and switch between available branches. I can do :Git checkout <branch-...
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How can I add everything under .vim directory into github? [closed]

Hello I blew my MacOSX PC away and started fresh. I did a git init on my laptop's vim directory and installed all the appropriate plugins/bundle using pathogen. Now my issue is, when I git add -A ...
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Can I show the git diff status on a per-line basis?

I'd like to be able to see which lines in my file have been edited relative to the current git head, is there any way I can do this? In particular, I'd like to be able to tell if a line was added or ...