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Questions tagged [quickfix]

Questions about the usage of quickfix commands and quickfix windows.

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Echoing a message when grep has no result

Is there a way echoing a message if grep has no result and getqflist() is empty? I've tried this, but it doesn't work: au QuickFixCmdPost grep call g:GrepPostActions() function! g:GrepPostActions()...
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Modify Quickfix to ignore paths outside project

I have been learning about quickfix recently, trying to make it work well with pytest to that end I provided my own makeprg and efm. So far everything is great except that pytest frequently traces ...
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Quickfix go to next error of specific type

I am starting to use quickfix to handle my latex compilation process. I found the vim-latex package (https://github.com/vim-latex/vim-latex) but I am only interested in the quickfix part, and I want ...
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Skip the quickfix list when buffer switching using :bn

Often when editing LaTeX files, you are constantly switching between your .tex, .sty and .bib files which are often in their own buffer. To navigate between those, I use the :bn and :bp commands ...
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Add conceal in function

Trying to maintain add conceals to the generated location list, but I can not figure it out. The current workaround is to add it manually everytime through the vim commandline, like: : set ...
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Maintain concealed text in quickfix buffer

Would like to maintain the concealed text in the locationlist (aka quickfix) from the targeted file, which has the extension .rex . For example, the target file is has: +- concealed to ± The ...
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function: sort output alphabetically

This function outputs data between braces as joined lines in a quickfix window. The output is sorted based on line numbers. I'm searching for a method to sort the data alphabetically. I tried to ...
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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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Close multiple quickfix windows

I love the quickfix feature in vim. It also works flawlessly in most cases. But when I work with LaTeX documents, it leads to funny behavior. I don't think it's relevant, but I have the LaTeX suite ...
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how to check whether the location list for the current window is open

Using getwininfo it is possible to determine whether an window is a quickfix window or location list window. But once a location list window is found, how can I know which window it is associated ...
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how to get the index of the current item in quickfix list

I can use getqflist() to get the whole list. But how can I know which is the currently selected item in the list? It is used if :cc [nr] without specifying nr. It is also used for cnext and cprev. But ...
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Give variable to makeprg

I'm trying to put the output of a command into a QuickFix list when a particular key is pressed. That command takes as its argument the word under the cursor, so my function looks basically like this (...
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Put error into quickfix window

I can customize some error display in my file like highlight all white space at the end of each line by: :match ErrorMsg /\s\+$/ Can I put all the error I found into quickfix windows that I can go ...
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Using global command on Quickfix entries [duplicate]

I find and replace a pattern in all the files in my project (which is a big one). After the search is done, quickfix window is opened with the matches. The matches are in different files in different ...
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How to automatically return to where the cursor was before executing cdo?

Is it possible to automatically return to where the cursor was before running :cdo command? Currently, the cursor ends in the last file in the quickfix, then I have to navigate back to where I was ...
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How to set a shortcut to run make in Vim and show the output

I'd like to run make and display the output when I press Ctrl+m in Vim. I know how to run make and display the output while in command mode, thanks to this StackOverflow answer, namely with: :make | ...
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Open quickfix window without focusing it

I run my make commands asynchronously in vim with the asyncrun plugin. I use this code in my .vimrc to open the quickfix window automatically everytime I run an asynchronous make command in order to ...
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How to differentiate quickfix window buffers and location list buffers?

Recently I've been playing with my statusline and I'm coming to a point where I want to set a different highlighting group for the statusline of my quickfix window, location list window, and the other ...
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How to capture errors from make in terminal window

Vim 8.1's release note seems to indicate that you can feed output from make running in a terminal window to a quickfix list, but I couldn't find any detailed explanation. Is there a way to do this ...
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Quickfix navigation not working properly

I'm trying to lint my C files inside vim. I know that quickfix should help in this case. I found the following pc-lint file maintained by Craig Emery. I have this file in vim/vim80/compiler. if ...
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Quickfix list displays each line of log file

I'm trying vimtex. Probably I haven't read the docs well enough, but in my system (linux ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS, gvim 7.4) the quickfix list is populated with every single line of the log file when ...
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How do I remove duplicate quickfix messages?

I have a rather annoying case of duplicate messages being displayed whenever I go put my cursor on a line. Whenever my cursor lands on the line, a message like [Error]not found: type Playfield is ...
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How to keep results of grep open while saving?

When I get the results of a search (whether via :cw or the Ack.vim plugin), it goes into the quickfix window. I then open the file by hitting enter, make changes, and save the file. The quickfix ...
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How do I open a quickfix result in a new buffer?

When I have the quickfix window open (e.g. from :grep foo<cr>:cw) I can go to the window and hit Enter and it will open the file under the cursor in an existing buffer. Is there a way to open ...
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Is there a way to quickly jump to signs?

Vim 8 has introduced the sign feature, that allows people to mark locations within a file. I noticed there is a :sign jump command to jump to a sign, but it requires a buffer and an id as an argument,...
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Correct way to add “context” attribute to an existing quickfix list

Recent versions of Vim provide each quickfix list with a unique id and allow you to set an arbitrary "context" attribute on the list. I'd like to set the "context" on an existing quickfix list. This ...
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Errors/warnings from :make are not shown correctly

So far I've been compiling projects from within Vim by suspending it with Esc and Ctrl + Z, running make (btw, I'm using the gfortran compiler and, should it be important, using the mpifort wrapper, ...
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How to synchronize between NORMAL and Quickfix window?

:vimgrep can list search result in the Quickfix window. :cn can jump to next matching and NORMAL window is also updated. If switch to NORMAL window and n, it will jump to next matching place, but ...
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How to go to quickfix window?

I know there is :copen command which opens quickfix window but it doesn't immediately switch to it(till it open). How can I wait for it to be sure my next commands in script would be executed in ...
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Errorformat not recognizing my errors

I have errors which looks like this: [Error] Z:\absolute\file\path.cpp(42): error C2065: 'foo': undeclared identifier [Info] Z:\another\file\path.cpp(42): error C2050: 'foo': switch expression not ...
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Go to quickfix next/previous (cnext/cprevious) relative to current file position?

Is there any built-in way to jump to the next or previous error in the quickfix/location list relative to the current cursor position? Say my quickfix list looks like: ---quickfix list--- a.txt - ...
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need help with vim errorformat to parse multi-line make (gcc) output

I'm struggling to get vim (8.0 (2016 Sep 12)) to parse the output of my build system, and need help with defining my errorformat. The default gcc efm appears to not be matching any lines, so in ...
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quickfix window and location list open at the same time causes weird resize

I have two different plugins doing different things while writing Go. Sometimes the plugin that runs the testing (vim-go) will write to the quickfix window, while the plugin that does linting (ALE) ...
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vim :make :cwindow, I need error length character limit larger than 1000

I am compiling a program with :make command, then I examine g++ errors using :cwindow. The problem is that the error produced by g++ is longer than 1000 characters and it is cut. Currently I have to ...
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Creating QuickFixed file to apply QuickFixes via diff

TL;DR I have macros in each %m captured by errorformat after :make. I'd like to have a copy of the file in another split and apply all the macros (so to have a fixed file) and then do a :windo ...
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QuickFixCmdPost autocommand after Glog

I run Glog! from fugitive to populate the quickfix window and set the following autocmd for QuickFixCmdPost (The following questions general and are not specific to Glog, I just use it as example) ...
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autocmd with quickfix window

How can set BufEnter or WinEnter autocmds for entering quickfix window? I tried autocmd WinEnter quickfix echo 'winenter' autocmd BufEnter quickfix echo 'bufenter' None of them works. I doubt that ...
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Is it possible to align the results in the quickfix list in columns

Currently, when I view the quickfix list with :cw, the columns/pipes are not aligned, as in this example: I wonder if there is an option in vim or a plugin to rearrange the pipes so that they align ...
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Is there a way to update the quickfix entries after running cdo/cfdo?

I usually find myself running pattern replacements on the results of vim-fugitive's Ggrep :Ggrep someFunctionName :cfdo %s/someFunctionName/someOtherName/g | update And that works great but I can ...
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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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Break line even if it fits the screen

I think everyone knows that vim can't display multiline messages in quickfix (yes, I know that it can parse them and show them as one big line). I thought about ways to workaround this and thought ...
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Which buffer quickfix file is opened in?

One thing that drives me crazy is unpredictable quickfix behaviour. Say I am editing a file, then I split the window and would like to find something and open in that buffer. I use :Ag whatever to ...
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How to show quickfix without jumping to quickfix window?

I'm writing small limiting plugin and I want to show errors in the quickfix as soon as errorfile changes. fu! OpenErrors(job_id, data, event) let l:winid = win_getid() let l:output = split(a:...
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How can I prevent vim from changing the % register when entering non-modifiable windows?

My workflow revolves around having NerdTree opened with a quickfix at the the bottom and one file opened in a buffer. I often grep within my file only by using the % shortcut in my grep command. I ...
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Can't hide quickfix before executing makeprg

I'm trying to hide the quickfix window while building, so that it doesn't show outdated info. I can, of course, execute :ccl at any time to close quickfix. Additionally, I've used autocmd to call a ...
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Would you ever want to start recording a macro from the quickfix window?

I'd like to map q to :cclose in the quickfix window, but I wonder if I'd be locking myself out of a world of wonderful macros by doing so. Are there realistic scenarios where you'd want to be able to ...
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Open quickfix in current vertical split

I usually use a layout of one vertical split and two different buffers. When i use :copen, the quickfix window always opens in the right split, regardless where my cursor is. Consequently, if my ...
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Multiple buffers of the same file

I ran into a problem when using the quickfix feature of vim. When I open up my source file in vim, a buffer of that file is created, and its name is shown on the status bar, let's say main.cpp. Then ...
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How to change the cursor line higlighting only for one window (namely the quickfix one)?

I want the cursor line in the quickfix window to be more distinguishable, than in other windows. Initially I thought that there has to be some different highlight group, it seemly turned out to be ...
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Enable cursorline and cursorcolumn after Quickfix window is opened

Due to performance, I disable the cursorline and cursorcolumn in Vim. However, in the case jumping through a Quickfix window, it is hard to locate the cursor in the file. So I would like to enable ...