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Questions tagged [plugin-system]

Vim's plugin system. NOT for questions about a specific plugin (use the appropriate plugin-* tag) or questions that may require a plugin.

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Why are helptags not shipped with plugins?

Part of the job performed by virtually all plugin managers in Vim is to create helptags, which will index the help files shipped with the plugins and will allow searching for commands and mappings ...
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How to access any given vim plugin documentation?

I am new to vim and I've been asking a bunch of questions on here, most of which has to do with plugins. What is the correct way to access the documentation for plugin? As an example, I am using the ...
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How can I Install vim plugin offline? [duplicate]

I am currently using gvim. I want to know is it possible to install a vim plugin offline? I have the project files already downloaded from github, and I want to put them in the right locations for ...
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How to clear multi lines in command zone

I'm working with vim + some plugins to code c++. Sometimes, because of some bug or some executing sequence issue, the command zone will show me two or three lines as below: As you can see, I got two ...
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Turning off global plugin for a filetype

I have a plugin/smartcom.vim that I don't want to load for a filetype I have called cheat (for cheatsheets). The smartcom plugin has tab completion that I don't need for my cheat files. I tried ...
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Vim 6.4 broke after adding plugin file to runtimepath

I am working on a group server and using Vim 6.4 there. And because admin there doesn't let us install new software or having any plugin-manager, I have to manually add those plugin files to ...
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How to use plugin provided value in statusline?

Some vim plugins provides functions especially designed to be used for statusline rendering. For example, in my .vimrc I create the status line format string like this: ... set statusline+=%{...
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Detecting whether colorscheme is available [duplicate]

How can I detect whether a color scheme installed via a vim-plug plug-in is available? For context, I'm trying to automate my Vim setup on a new machine, pulling the vimrc from a git repository. The ...
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Vim 8 on Windows doesn't see plugins directory

I am using Vim 8.1 on Windows 10 and with a default package manager Vim doesn't see plugins in C:\Program Files (x86)\Vim\vimfiles\pack directory. Did I put in into incorrect place? EDIT: It is the ...
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How to write to a temproary buffer in a plugin

I've started to write my first vim plugin, a simple timer. I want to be able to set a timer for an arbitrary amount of time, and have it notify me once that time has passed. I've got it all working, ...
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Default Window to be 80 characters wide?

I use vim split window a lot but I would like each default window to have width set at 80 chars. Are there any plugins/hacks that can accomplish this?
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Why does autoload/myplugin.vim get sourced?

I noticed that when functions in plugin/myplugin.vim are named using the autoload convention, function! myplugin#myfunction(), the file autoload/myplugin.vim gets sourced on vim startup, even though ...
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The difference between a plugin script and a sourced script

First, apologies for attempting to ask a complicated question since I would not be able to provide a lot of details, however, one might catch something that I am missing. I have a vim script, that is ...
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What is the configuration equivalent to `gg`?

call feedkeys('gg', 'int') seems to work, but what would be the Vim configuration language equivalent?
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Easiest way to insert LaTeX matrix?

Recently I found myself in a situation that need to type in quite a number of matrices to LaTeX by hand, so I was wondering if there are some tools that can help me to save some keystrokes. The ...
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Syntax folder under plugin/foo/syntax/foo.vim not automatically applied when filetype change?

I have a plugin under nvim/plugin/foo, but the syntax file nvim/plugin/foo/syntax/foo.vim is not automatically applied when the filetype change, but if I put it under nvim/syntax/foo.vim it works I'...
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Can't echo messages from inside async functions

CASE 1: Have your autocmd command be setup like this: autocmd User ALELintPost call SayHello() " ALELintPost is async And your SayHello function set up like this function! SayHello() abort ...
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Dein options to only load plugin if dependent program found

I'm trying to set up Dein to load the gen_tags plugin. However, if Universal/Exuberant Ctags or GNU Global aren't found on the path, I get the following error message when trying to start nvim: ...
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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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Unable to Open NERDTree

I'm new to Vim, and for the paste couple of weeks, I've been using NERDTree with no problems. However, I recently added a few key mappings and am now unable to open NERDTree with the <C-n> ...
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Why vim plugins have a check on &cp

I'm trying to wrap my head around vim plugin development and I see a constant check on a variable to see if the plugin has already been loaded like: if exists('g:loaded_plugin') || &cp finish ...
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How to load a “local” plugin with Minpac properly?

After moving from Vim-plug to Minpac, the only missing functionality has been to be able to load local paths. Actually I managed to make it work (details below), but I've got the feeling that there ...
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Unable to detect filetype which is set forcefully inside a custom plugin

I have following line in my vimrc- autocmd BufRead,BufNewFile *.COB,*.PCO set filetype=cobol "force filetype as cobol for .COB and .PCO files And I have put below lines in my custom plugin at the ...
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Call vim command from shell, and suppress output while it operates

I'm setting up a vim environment install script. I'm using vim-plug for plugin management. What I'd like to do is, from the install.sh, run vim and call PlugInstall to trigger plugin download and ...
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Why do plugins check v:version < 700?

I see this guard clause at the top of a lot of plugins, if exists("g:loaded_thisplugin") || v:version < 700 || &cp finish endif let g:loaded_thisplugin = 1 Is there something specific about ...
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how to set a watch in the vim debugger

I use DBGp Remote Debugger Interface for debuggign in vim. which works excellent, but it's missing some things that I would like to have: a watch variable features (most important) auto complete when ...
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Vim stops treating “<Plug>” as a keyword to call functions in insert mode

I have the following configuration in my vimrc file. inoremap <C-A> <Plug>InsertComment And somewhere in my vim folder I defined inoremap <silent> <Plug>InsertComment <...
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Is there a way to lock a buffer from changing?

I have NERDTree open all the time and sometimes I forget I have my cursor in there and I try to switch my main window to another buffer and it switched the NERDTree one, which get super annoying after ...
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Why does `vim-plug` add the .vim file to .vim/autoload and not .vim/plugin?

I am new to Vim plugins and am looking to use the vim-plug plugin manager. The installation instruction advises me to download the .vim file and add it to ~/.vim/autoload. curl -fLo ~/.vim/autoload/...
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Looking for a good Database Visualization Tool [duplicate]

I'm jealous of my co-workers using phpstorm etc to visualize the db schema etc.. I was wondering if there was a solution for that on vim? I googled around and found this https://github.com/vim-scripts/...
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Call function only when the plugin is loaded

I use Plug as my plugin manager and have this line: Plug 'MyPlugin', { 'for' : 'c'} which means it should only load the plugin MyPlugin when a file of the filetype c is opened. This works fine, but ...
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How can I use Tabularize to align by spaces, but ignore spaces in end-of-line comments?

Simple question: I might have content formatted like item1 item2 # this is a comment longer_name1 foobarbaz # another comment that I want to see aligned as follows: item1 item2 # this is ...
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How to patch add in Fugitive plugin

This screen I got after running the :Gstatus command Then I moved the cursor to init.vim file and pressed the p key, i.e. run git add –patch for the current file. Now I have this screen As you can ...
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How to add Plugin in .vimrc file? [duplicate]

I am a new user of vim and want to add a plugin SuperTab for autocompletion. I searched for the plugin from vimawesome and it says Place this in your .vimrc: Plugin 'ervandew/supertab' I've created ...
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Any vim-plugin to access system clipboard on as many unix platforms as possible?

There are many question regarding this on SE and various solutions have been provided on how to access system clipboard on various platforms. I ssh to various machines and on some platforms, my ...
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Drawbacks of using Python to develop new code in a VIM plugin

In one of the vim plugins I use, we have been thinking about using python vs vimscript going forward (https://github.com/python-mode/python-mode/issues/813#issuecomment-344754563). I understand that ...
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How can I list the plugins currently *active* when using VIM-Plug?

Oftentimes I'll want to put remaps in my .vimrc that use plugin commands. When a plugin happens to not be installed, these remaps will result in errors. A simple workaround would be to put an if-...
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How to migrate from NeoBundle to Dein?

Shougo is no longer maintaining NeoBundle, but instead has re-written a plugin manager from scratch under the name Dein. The Dein GitHub page says: No Vundle/NeoBundle compatibility Given ...
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Automatically apply patches when updating plugins

I want to be able to automatically apply my personal patches to plugins when they are updated. For example, I would like to apply this patch every time the vim-fugitive plugin is updated. I am using ...
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Show python help() inside vim

I'm new to Vim and would like to know is there a plugin, which allows you to call Python help() function on the word under cursor and shows returned text in the splitter buffer?
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How an autoload/file.vim is loaded?

I am on WSL trying to understand why my fakeclip.vim doesn't work. I've added let g:fakeclip_platform = s:PLATFORM into ~/.vim/bundle/vim-fakeclip/autoload/fakeclip.vim, but I can't access the ...
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How to identify all the loaded ftplugins for the current file?

I have installed a lot of plugins and each may has its own ftplugin settings. What is the way to find out all ftplugin scripts that have been sourced for the current buffer? Just to summarize the ...
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Which vim plugin should I use if i want to surround specific text with brackets like this?

I just want to transform for(int i = 1; i <= N; i++) if(ord[i] == -1) dfs(i, 0, i); to for(int i = 1; i <= N; i++) { if(ord[i] == -1) dfs(i, 0, i); } as little key I should press as ...
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Plugin help files not found

I am on windows 10 and installed pathogen into home/vimfiles/autoload, and as far as I know all went well. Following the directions here, I installed nerdcommenter. I restarted gvim, tried :help ...
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How to set -complete=customlist behavior?

Case A user defined command to open files recursively in a directory. The command After weeks trying to get this to work, I got to the following code after trying to understand this answer: ...
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How can I right-align end-of-line comments with the Tabular plugin?

I often have code that looks something like this: a = 1 # description 1 longer_name = 2 # description 2 # no_longer_needed = 3 # ignore another_name = 4 # description 4 and would like to right-align ...
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CSV.vim how to change the column separator?

I am using csv.vim and I would like to change the column separator from semicolon to comma. How can I change the column separator with CSV.vim? Please, create a label plugin-csv, I don't have yet ...
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How to open file in specific window (create or reuse)?

I'm trying to develop a plugin that would show results of SQL queries, by executing them inside tmux split and using mysql pager option to save them to the specific file. What I want now is to either ...
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Can I make the :lnext, :lprev commands continue at TOP/BOTTOM after reaching the end/beginning of the location list? [duplicate]

The Syntastic Plugin populates the location list with syntax error locations. If navigating these with :lnext, after reaching the end of the file, Vim raises the error E553: No more items. Instead, I ...
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Including Utility Libraries in a vim plugin

Is there a pattern for including helper libraries underscore.vim in a Vim Plugin? Ideally I'd like to not ask a user to install additional plugins to use my own Plugin or clobber a user's installed ...