Questions tagged [statusline]

A status line will be used to separate windows. Questions about how to format and change the content of this status line.

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Statusline/Tabline - Unable to see which buffer is open when many buffers are open in a tab

I have a tab with the following window structure: _________________________________ 1 | 3 | | | | | ...
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To toggle statusline colors when switching modes. Problem with C-C

I use the following code to have different statusline colors for Normal and Insert modes: highlight statusLine ctermfg=black ctermbg=red guifg=red guibg=black autocmd ...
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Difference between %f and %F (it's not that obvious!)

This might be a silly question, but what is the actual difference between %f and %F in status line? From :h statusline: f Path to the file in the buffer, as typed or relative to current directory. F ...
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Titlesting/Statusline: to differentiate empty buffer from non-empty ones

I use the following settings to have the filename in the header line before the rest of the path: set titlestring= set titlestring+=%M set titlestring+=%(\ %t%) set titlestring+=%(\ (%{expand('%:p:h')}...
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How to show ruler always in the last line instead of statusline?

From h:ruler: If a window has a status line, the ruler is shown there. Otherwise, it is shown in the last line of the screen. How to instead show it only in the last line for the currently active ...
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How to set the background color for colored items in the statusline to the background color of the statusline?

I am experimenting with creating a statusline and have opted for coloring different parts of it. The problem is that while the item's foreground color is changed, the background is black and doensn't ...
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Building: --disable-statusline is unrecognized option

I want to improve Gentoo ebuild. I tried :helpgrep statusline. In the future, how can I get all possible build flags about features in :version?
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Is there a way to display in the statusline when capslock is detected?

One of the biggest problems I currently have in Vim is I start working enter a few commands and suddenly all key binds and commands start acting up. After a few seconds of panic and trying to do the ...
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MacVim mode() does not return 'c' for Command mode when pressing ':'

mode() won't return anything when I go into Command mode. I use this for StatusLine info: set statusline+=%{mode()} as a test to see what mode() returns. pressing c or C and my StatusLine stays as ...
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How to get the current mode in vim?

I'm writting scripts for vim, and I want to let the script do different things in different mode. I know that the statusline will show the current mode, but I don't know how to get the exact current ...
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How do I turn off powerline-based statusline when it seems to be locked on?

The system on which I do a lot of my work just "upgraded" and among other changes, powerline is now installed and turned on by default for all vim users. I... really don't like it. It's ...
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How to prevent whitespace associated with items in the statusline from taking up space, when the item is not shown?

Consider the following statusline that makes use of %r to display [RO], when readonly has been set. The problem is that when readonly is not set, two spaces occur between %f (file path) and %y (file ...
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How to add the "filetype" to the default "statusline" in Vim?

I like the default statusline in Vim, but would you like to add the filetype to it. Is it possible to add the filetype to the default statusline without having to create a new statusline from scratch?
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Jumping to a byte offset, and displaying position as byte offset

How can I move the cursor to the nth byte in the buffer? How can I display the current cursor position in the ruler in terms of the byte offset, rather than lines and columns? (Follow-up question: ...
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Vim Terminal interferes with statusline

I am editing a lot of files with Vim, and I have the following in my .vimrc to help me stay oriented as to which file I am in: " Add file name to statusline so we know where we are in the ...
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Unclosed expression sequence error when setting statusline?

I am trying to display the number of loaded buffers on my statusline using: ... set statusline += %{len(getbufinfo({"buflisted":1}))} ... The error I get is : E540: Unclosed expression ...
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How to get Vim to show git status in the statusline?

I want to show the git status in the vim statusline, but I can't find any advice on how to do that. The output of git status -s would be fine, or alternatively a single field readout indicating ...
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How can i make this autocmd BufEnter command work?

i am setting the default vim-statusline, and i made this line on my colorscheme: hi MyStatusLineDevIcon ctermfg=7 ctermbg=0 cterm=NONE So i can color the devicons on my statusline.vim config I call ...
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How can I see the full path of the current file?

When I'm editing a file in Vim, is there a command to see the path of the current file? Sometimes this is very handy if there are multiple files with the same name in a project.
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check if plugin is loaded in .vimrc and set option accordingly?

I apologise if this seems very basic but I wasn't able to find a satisfactory answer. In my vimrc I want to check if the lightline status bar is loaded and set options accordingly. call plug#begin('~/....
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How to display all buffer names in tabline?

How do I display the list of all buffers in the tabline? I am using the lightline plugin, with the following settings in my .vimrc: set showtabline=2 let g:lightline = { 'colorscheme': 'PaperColor' } ...
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How to show [noeol] flag in custom statusline?

If I create a file without an EOL, for example: $ echo -n "1" > test ...and then open it in vim: $ vim --clean test ...the left hand side of the statusline looks like: "test" [noeol] 1L, 1C ...
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Show buffer title at top of window instead of bottom

By default vim shows the filename of the current buffer (or whatever status line you have specified) at the bottom of each split window. Is there any way to change it so that it displays at the top of ...
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Vim is displaying some info and "Press ENTER ..." when I open a file

From time to time I see something like in the status bar when I open a file: "Gemfile" 112L, 2941C "Gemfile" 112 lines --62%-- Press ENTER or type command to continue Where is it coming from? How to ...
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How to set statusline for specific buffer

I want to use netrwm instead of nerdtree. I have my own statusline but I don't want it to be displayed in netrw. Nerdtree had it's own option for it (let NERDTreeStatusline="") which made it ...
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Statusline wrong column count for multi-byte characters

I have set this statusline. :set statusline=%c According to :help statusline, %c means column number. If the buffer contents is abcdef éÀ│§õ→ and the cursor is on the f character, the statusline ...
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colorscheme murphy interferes with statusline

I do not know if its my term colors or something, but one of my colorschemes (murphy) makes the statusline unreadable I do not wnat the problem is. Here's my vimrc: "source $HOME/cscope_maps.vim ...
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Default rulerformat

I like the default rulerformat, but I would like to add to it. However it seems the default value is hidden. If I try these: set rulerformat set rulerformat? I just get: rulerformat= Same for ...
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Suddenly running :colorscheme breaks lightline

Suddenly, after a Vim update, I guess, when I run :colo some_color_scheme, the coloring of my lightline status bar is black and white, as you can see in the following screencast: Since I version my ...
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Is it possible to get vim-airline to make the statusline 2 or more lines high?

My statusline has too much information to fit on one line. It was already marginal, but now that I've rotated my monitor into portrait mode, it's a huge issue. I really like all the information ...
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Statusline – update variables on file change

I'm currently learning Vimscript, but I'm stuck at a particular problem. I'm creating a statusline which shows the full path (~) of the file currently displayed in the buffer. Instead of just using %...
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Use pipe symbol as separator in statusline

I wanted to make my own status line and I wonder how can I use a pipe as a separator? I want to achieve something like this: NORMAL | file.html [html] | utf-8 | 80:10
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Local "statusline" override problem

I'm currently writing a plugin, and got stuck with this problem. My plugin opens a new window with all local options I want, but also sets the statusline option to display some useful information. Vim ...
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rulerformat truncated when filename included

Given the limited screen real estate on my device (27x48), I'm trying set laststatus=1 set rulerformat=%25(%<%f%M\ %=%l\|%c%) No matter the minwid prefix, or if I apply it to %() or %f, or if I ...
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See the Unicode code point of the current character

How can I see the Unicode code point of the character where the cursor is? For example, if my cursor is on a ⌘ character, I'd like Vim to tell me that it is U+2318. Alternative information, such as ...
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How to display in the statusline the number of matches from a search?

I've seen this question: Is there a way to count the number of occurrences of a word in a file? but most of the time I search using * or just /. It is possible to display automatically in the ...
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Is there a way to get a count of the number of spelling errors in a buffer?

I'd like to be able to show the number of spelling errors in a buffer in my status line. Is there a vimscript way of getting a count of the number of spelling errors? I could write some code to count ...
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Get the length of the current status line

While I was customizing my status line, I was wondering if I could make certain elements of the status line disappear if the window width is too small. To do this, I would have to know how much space ...
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Mapping statuses fails on Visual Block ^V

I've got some code to print the current mode in the status line. let g:currentmode={ \ 'n' : 'Normal', \ 'no' : 'Normal·Operator Pending', \ 'v' : 'Visual', \ 'V' : 'V·Line', \ ...
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Having current filename in the command line

Some time ago I completely got rid of the status line. Vertical space is a scarcity in the modern HD world. The only thing I missed from it is an ability to see what file I'm working with. So I'm ...
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Can I trigger a command when the status bar shows up or hides?

I'm using set laststatus=1 so the status bar is only visible when needed, e.g. to display file names when multiple splits are open. However, when the status bar shows up, the existing buffer seems to ...
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Set different values for non-current and current statuslines

When vim is split into different panes horizontally, each pane has its own statusline. It's easy to highlight the statuslines differently based on current and non-current panes. BUT, I cannot figure ...
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How to efficiently use the paste registers?

I often don't remember what was copied lately. So I don't know if I need to do <C-r>0 or <C-R>1 in insert mode. I tend to rely only on the * register, or type :reg, look at everything ...
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Require nested evaluation within the status line, a render status line function?

With regards to this line (full code at the bottom): let savestatus = "%{&modified ? '%#StatusUnsaved#[+++]%*' : &modifiable ? '[---] ' : '[ R ]'}" If the file is modified, I wish to print [...
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Is it possible to pass local variables to functions inside statusline=%{}?

I have a function that builds my status line by appending values with statusline+= depending on the context. Everything works, except that if I try to call a function in the following form: setlocal ...
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ctermbg and ctermfg are backwards or incorrect for certain highlighting groups

I am currently attempting to create a custom colorscheme for vim by using ctermfg and ctermbg values, and checking what the colorscheme looks like with the highlight test file provided by Vim. What I ...
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Add to statusline

I'm using vim-airline plugin for my statusline. Now I want to install kite which suggests adding a section to the statusline. I tried adding using: set statusline+=%{kite#statusline()} but that ...
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Disable Lightline on Nerdtree

I would like to disable or hide Lightline (i.e. vim's statusline) when my cursor is in Nerdtree, while keeping it activated for other buffers. Here is what I mean: How can I achieve this? ...
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How can I add a count of all columns on every line to the statusline in Vim?

I'm using vim-airline and would like to add a count of all characters on the current line to it. It should be displayed like 1:75 where 1 is the column the cursor is currently on and 75 the total ...
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Review: git branch in statusline

Note: this is an educational exercise. For those wanting a ready-made solution, use vim-gitbranch. I am learning vimscript, and the code below is part of my .vimrc used to display the current git ...