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Questions about the usage of quickfix commands and quickfix windows.

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How do I make list of search results editable?

There are several times, I need to grep for some_pattern in some XHTML files (many a time, file count in a specified folder goes beyond 10K+). Previously, I have used Lugaru's Epsilon Programmer's ...
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How to automatically set wrapping for quickfix window?

I'm using Dispatch.vim, and often when there's a test error, some lines in the quickfix list are really long. I don't use soft wrapping for my code, so quickfix also isn't wrapped. Is it possible to ...
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Make cnext and cprevious loop back to the begining

If I run :cnext when I'm already at the end of the quickfix list I get the error message E553: No more items and nothing happens. Instead of this, when I enter :cnext at the end of the list, I would ...
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How to map Enter to custom command EXCEPT in quick fix?

I've remapped <cr> (enter) to za so I can quickly open/close folds. However, now when I use the quickfix window and hit enter it no longer jumps to the line with the error (because it's trying ...
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load quickfixlist into a specific window

I'm not interested in loading an item into a specific window. I'm interested in opening/loading quickfix list into a specific window/pane. Searched online everywhere, but couldn't find it. Does anyone ...
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Unreadable characters in command section and Quickfix window [duplicate]

Good day! Do yo have any idea how to fix this issue? Please refer to the screenshot. I don't have the slightest clue why these characters are appearing. My vim-fugitive plugin was working fine before....
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Quickfix support for Python tracebacks

Say I have a python script with a runtime error: $ cat example.py #! /usr/bin/env python3 a = 1/0 which gives: $ python3 example.py Traceback (most recent call last): File "example.py", line ...
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How do I have buffers listed in a quickfix window in Vim?

Using vim editor, a common task is to browse buffers. I now use standard commands like :ls or a :bnext. In fact I set in my .vimrc: "move amongs buffers with CTRL map <C-J> :bnext<CR> map ...
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How to auto fix common linting errors reported via syntastic?

I started using syntastic plugin with vim to report lint errors in my javascript code. I also integrated eslint with syntastic, and it shows me nice errors, warnings in case they are present as per ...
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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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Is it possible to populate the quickfix list with the errors of vimscript functions?

I often write functions in my ~/.vimrc or in ~/.vim/autoload/myfunctions.vim, which when executed result in an error such as: Error detected while processing function SomeFunction: line xx: ...
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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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How to redirect the output of a command as the quickfix list to a vim server / function?

When I click on a link in thunderbird and firefox is already running, it doesn't open a new window, just a new tab. I want the same thing for vim: no matter where I am and how I send a bunch of files ...
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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 with makeprg running in a different directory

How can I start a build with my makeprg running in a different directory than the working directory of vim and still catch errors in quickfix so that I can jump between them? The problem is that ...
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`errorformat` pattern for multiple messages on same line

I am trying to set errorformat=... so that I can parse errors like the following: error: cannot format /home/user/repo/src/file1.py: Cannot parse: 2:5: some source code here error: cannot format /home/...
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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 do I run Cakephp's tests (PHPUnit) and output it to QuickRun or other window?

Is there a way to run tests of the current opened file and get output in other window like vim-QuickRun does? Right now I'm running tests by the command in command line: /vagrant/my_project/app/...
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How to create qf or location list from results of shell command

I often open the results of an external project-wide find | xargs grep command into a new tab like this :tabnew|read !find . -iname \*.py | xargs grep -n 'pattern' I then use gf to open the matching ...
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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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vimtex-compiler-ss does not open quickfix

Due to my muscle memory(aquired from vim-latex and other code compilation, so <F10> is universal compiler for me), I prefer singleshot calculation. I do have given a shot to \ll and then just ...
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Translate file paths in quickfix list

I'm using msys + vim + ninja + MSVC on windows. When building, the quickfix list has errors that use the windows path, ie c:\work\folder\file.cpp Vim handles it ok-ish, it can open the files, but ...
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Automatically launch debugging session if make succeeds, quickfix list otherwise

Currently, I have begun using vim for C++ projects. I use vimspector for debugging help. This offers a command :call vimspector#Launch() to debug the current successful build. To build the current ...
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