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Questions about the usage of quickfix commands and quickfix windows.

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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 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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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I'm trying to hide the quickfix window while building, so that it doesn't show outdated info.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 ...
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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 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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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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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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Why the result file of cscope found in quickfix window can't be showed in file explorer?

When I configured cscope in vim, I have installed some plugins such as Minibufexplorer, but I found that when I use cs find s, the result could be showed in the quickfix, and none of the option file ...
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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 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 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 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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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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maven colored logging breaks filepath

If I use the color logging for maven, the file path is corrupted by the coloring syntax: ^[[1;31m[ERROR]^[[m /home/foo/bar/src/main/java/com/domain/bar/App.java instead of [ERROR] /home/foo/bar/src/...
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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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Quickfix Window not Opening Automatically

I have realized that the quickfix window isn't opening automatically when it's supposed to. I have tested this on both Gvim and vim 7.4 on Windows 10 Version 10.0.10586 Build 10586. I have a few ...
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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 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 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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Jump to linker errors in quickfix

How can I make linker errors jumpable in quickfix? Example: int foo(void); int main(int argc, char* argv[]) { foo(); } Start up vim and run :set makeprg=gcc\ % and try :make. This produces a ...
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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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uneven quickfix window output from Ack/Ag

For some reason I get, what I call an "uneven" output from Ack/Ag in the quickfix list window. My project directory structure is the following: /home/user/projects/myproject | ---- llvm-or1k | -...
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Enter in Quickfix window gives "E73: tag stack empty" error

I am using the Lid.vim plugin to navigate my C++ project. Once I run :Lid, it shows me the list of matching tags in the quickfix window. When I switch to the quickfix window, select the occurence I'...
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Keeping quickfix jumps in the jump list

When I populate the quickfix window (say with grep or Ag.vim), I can scroll through the entries, and all the positions inside the quickfix window show up in :jumps. But as soon as I navigate away (say ...
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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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