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Questions about the usage of quickfix commands and quickfix windows.

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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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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 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 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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Open quickfix in vertical split

If I use the command :copen the quickfix buffer will be opened as a horizontal split. Is there a way (a command) to open it in a vertical split instead?
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Neomake hanging when using eslint

I have been following the following two tutorials to try and set up eslint and Neomake: Linting code with Neomake and Neovim Linting code with Neovim and Neomake - ESLint edition So I have the ...
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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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Showing colors in vim's quickfix window from Dispatch tasks

I'm currently using vim-dispatch to run tests on my code which outputs the test results to the quickfix panel via tmux. However, all colors seem to be disabled in the output. There's this two year ...
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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 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 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 navigate vim buffers using quickfix list?

I am trying to come up with a way to populate the vim quickfix window with the output from :ls I tried some variants like cexpr ":execute ls" but it doesn't work. Can someone please help me ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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How can I close the quickfix window and go back to the file I was editing

I use gutentags and gutentags-plus for generating and managing tag files. When I use the key combinations setup by them ( cX usually ), it opens the relevant lines in a quickfix window and I can use :...
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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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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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How to ignore beginning of line in errorformat

I have error or warning messages from some tool with the following format: 2022-08-18T21:25:01.972 WARNING ##] file:///Users/myuser/somedir/file.txt:123: Error: something went wrong One of the built-...
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Changing how the quickfix list displays matches

I have the habit of leaving comments in my C source files like // @TODO or // @CHECK to quickly be able to get back to where I may have things to do. I can already match those in pretty much any ...
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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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How to make <enter> open new tabs for the quickfix window when it is opened with "tab copen" including the first time?

I want to work with quickfix without ever having a split window. So I've set: set switchbuf=newtab as mentioned at https://stackoverflow.com/questions/6852763/vim-quickfix-list-launch-files-in-new-...
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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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Calling vimgrep so that results from the current file are on top?

I would like to search for some pattern with :vimgrep in the current directory: :vimgrep /pattern/ * However this returns the results by filenames ordered alphabetically. If I run :vimgrepadd the ...
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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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How can I display multiple lines in the same compiler error when using :cn?

I am using Vim for Rust development. I have a custom error format that works very well, except that newline characters in error messages are suppressed when scrolling through errors with :cn. This ...
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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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Import an error file to the quickfix list without leaving vim

I know that the quickfix list is very useful for the edit-compile-edit cycle. I like the fact that we can jump directly to an error from it. Actually I am trying to understand the way I can parse a ...
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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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How to show quickfix without jumping to quickfix window?

I'm writing small liniting 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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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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How do I write a multi-line message to the quickfix or location list?

I've got a program that spits out multi-line messages separated with something other than a newline. I want these messages to show in the quickfix and location lists spanning multiple lines as ...
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How to normalize a file path opened from the quickfix window?

Setup I am using NeoVim v0.7.2 (also tested with v0.6.1) on Windows 10 in git-bash, with vim-dispatch to allow for asynchronous builds (building a C++ codebase with Clang). I have this option in my ...
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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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Plugin to show enclosing indentation levels

I'm looking for functionality which may or may not exist. Basically, I'd like to have a location list split at the top of each writable buffer which shows the last line of each enclosing indentation ...
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Quickfix window not displaying stderr messages?

After running :make, the quickfix window displays the compile command and other stdout messages from the makefile, but it doesn't display any errors. Everything but stderr messages are displaying. How ...
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Using Quickfix list, how to add a line/string to a certain line number of each file

Scenario: I've got 4 files in my Quickfix list and I want to add a new line, "status": "not started", onto line 5 of each of them. I tried this: cfdo norm 5GO"status": &...
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Open quickfix Window Only, Don't Jump To First Result

Is there a way to open just the quickfix list without jumping to the first result when using :lt? I am using :lt to populate the location list with tags that match with the following binding: nmap &...
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How to automatically open the location list window after using the :lhelpgrep command?

I have the following autocmds to automatically open the quickfix window or the location list window after executing a quickfix command. augroup quickfix_window autocmd! autocmd ...
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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 make two windows equally high?

It seems that there is an issue with window-resize with Quickfix list window. In case of regular window and quickfix list window, how to make them equal in high? The CTRL-W- (and the CTRL-W+) works,...
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More error context in the QuickFix window?

The output of certain compilers (e.g., LaTeX) is incredibly difficult to parse using an error format string. There are always edge cases that leave out the context of errors. So, is there any way I ...
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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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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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Overriding highlighting style for one syntax

My colour scheme (morning) doesn't play nice with the quickfix window: I cannot read the selected item's location, because the foreground and background colours are the same. Because of this I want to ...
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