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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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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 ...
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How to use ~/.vimrc for vimdiff

How can I get git's difftool, when using vimdiff, to use my ~/.vimrc file?
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Undo diffget in vimdiff

Say I have a merge conflict in Git, and try to resolve it with vimdiff using diff3 view. Here is a screenshot: Now while resolving, I want to diffget once from LO see how it looks like, undo, and ...
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Can I detect whether current vim instance is launched by git?

My .vimrc does a lot of extra things I don't want to do if it's launched by git(for example, during commit), since the purpose of that Vim instance is very specific so it makes no sense to launch many ...
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How to detect whether swp files contain unsaved changes?

When editing source code using gvim (v.7.4.488), I want to commit some changes the vcs (I'm using git 2.1.4 from the command line in Ubuntu linux). git --status shows which files I changed. However,...
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Keeping personal vimrc and syntax files etc in source control?

I am trying to create a (git) repository for my vim files. Now, I am already struggling as to what directory I would store my files under. As far as I can see there is either %HOME% or %VIM%, right? ...
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Git mergetool vimdiff command

I'm attempting to get something setup that invokes the vimdiff git merge tool externally, but because of the way the setup works, I need to invoke vimdiff manually (without git mergetool). Does anyone ...
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Mvimdiff launches with vertical split on far right

I'm trying to integrate mvimdiff into my workflow - but when I launch it via: git difftool <filename> I'm getting a wonky layout like this: _________________________ | | |...
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VimDiff incorrectly showing all lines as changed

I am using Vim with fugitive.vim plugin. Sometimes when diffing files versus their HEAD version from Fugitive's Gstatus window, Vim shows all lines in a file as changed, when in reality only one or ...
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How do I open a file from another git branch?

I'd like to open a file from another branch in the current git repository. I have seen this SO question, but the suggestions for combining it with Vim are cumbersome (pipe to Vim, open stdin, set ...
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y<C-G> not yanking commit SHA in fugitive?

I'm having some trouble getting the yC-G command in normal mode to yank the current commit SHA. Currently it only yanks the file name. From :h fugitive: ["x]y<C-G>     Yank ...
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How to manage fugitive commit with a git pre-commit hook?

When working on a git project in vim, I use the fugitive plugin. I like to open a :Gstatus split, press - to add file and then press C to commit my changes. I also have a git pre-commit hook, it runs ...
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Warning when opening commit message with Neovim

I've been using Neovim for a few days with no problem, so I decided to switch my git config to use Neovim instead of vim. Here's what I put in my global .gitconfig: [core] editor = nvim And here'...
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Is there a way to hook ctag changes to git branch checkouts and pulls?

When I checkout different branches, I sometimes notice that files in the repo are not available to Vim plugins that search based on the ctags index. I don't have a definitive test that's shown the ...