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Latex plugin for Vim that supports files organized in multiple directories

I have a multiple file/folder project that looks like the following. ├── 0_Preamble │   ├── 01_TitlePage.tex │   ├── 02_TitleBack.tex │   ├── 03_Dedication.tex │   ├── 0_Preamble.tex ├── 1_Theory │  ...
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How to utilize the Cygwin ack tool from Vim 7.4?

I used Cygwin perl and cpan to download, compile and test a working ack, struggling with a clean working model. Primarily using win32 Vim, it seems like I can only utilize the Cygwin ack if I change ...
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Plugin for debugging c/c++/fortran in Vim

I was wondering if anyone know a good (modern) plugin, similar to vdebug, that gives a debugging interface for C/C++/Fortran in Vim. I know about clewn and pyclewn, however, I find these are too ...
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Encoding issue with filename in MacVim

Question In MacVim I type :tabe jäderberg.txt to open a buffer for that file. The file does not yet exist. My status line displays the file name jäderberg.txt. I do i<C-r>% to put the file name ...
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How to enable autocomplete for my rails functions

How can I add auto-complete for my Rails project? I want autocomplete for existing rails functions, including gems, and for functions I created. I hope there is some plugin for smart auto-complete, ...
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How to configure nvim to use single escape to exit insert mode?

I was trying out nvim (neovim) for the first time and I find that I have to type <escape> twice to get out of insert mode. I'm not sure if this is a feature or a bug. I see the same behaviour ...
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How to mark multiple files in netrw?

I tried using MF *.h for example to select all the files in the current directory that end with .h but this doesnt work. What are good ways to mark multiple files using netrw?
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YouCompleteMe on remote files

I use YouCompleteMe on vim and it works great for me on the files in my local machine. However, when I open files in a remote server, for example, using :e scp://user@remote//path/to/file.cpp None ...
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Keep function “keyword = arguments” together when reformatting across multiple lines using “gq”?

One thing I find myself doing often is using visual mode to select a block containing a long function definition containing one or more keyword arguments, and then using gq to reformat the code across ...
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Record all line-number fold-levels and restore fold-states (despite fold-level change)

I have found myself so extraordinarily frustrated with Vim's foldmethod=syntax behavior that I've contemplated dropping the editor entirely, despite being mostly happy with it for a few years now. ...
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Maps literally read < and > instead of the actual character

Here's the situation: Entire .vimrc: inoremap a <CR> Action: user types ia to enter INSERT mode and type a Expected result: a CARRIAGE RETURN is entered into the document Actual result: the ...
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Vimtex conceal doesn't recognize new command math environment

I recently added the vimtex plugin which includes a conceal feature which I really like; however, I found it doesn't work in custom math environments such as \newcommand{\beq}{\begin{equation}} \...
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Cycle between modes in fzf.vim

I'm using fzf.vim instead of ctrlp.vim for quite some time now but there is one functionality that a miss quite a lot. In ctrlp.vim once you have the extension opened you can cycle between modes using ...
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Highlight tag matches for better visibility

When I search for occurrences of some frequent pattern (lets say finding a c symbol), I'll get a list of suggestions at the bottom of vim. Is there a way that the pattern is highlighted for easier ...
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How to get vim on Windows to start quickly

I installed Vim 8.1 with all the default options on Windows 10. I didn't modify vimrc. It takes more than 5 seconds to launch Vim (or gvim) each time I edit a file, and has just as long of a delay ...
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Pressing CTRL-O twice is required to return to previous entry in jumplist

When I start vim and I want to return to the last location in the jump list, I would like to do so with a single <C-O>. However, right now I have to press twice <C-O><C-O> to achieve ...
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How to load vim-javascript using Vim 8 native package manager?

I am long time Vim (Windows 10, gVim 8.1) user, happy as a clam with Vim 7. I have not used any of the plugin managers, just the one-off plugin from vim.org. I went looking for plugins to help with ...
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gVim - Use different fonts using :highlight

I want to set gVim font size for Comment highlight group. When I set it, it does not do anything (the font is still the same but color changes). My .gvimrc: se guifont=Fira\ Mono\ Regular\ 10 hi ...
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Can vim mark (highlight) page breaks?

I'd like to see where page breaks are going to occur when I print (either using :hardcopy or a2ps). Is there something analogous to :set colorcolumn=78 ? Except that the line count should get reset ...
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neovim-qt : Is it possible open files in the existing window?

When I open a file (either from dolphin or terminal) a window of nvim-qt is created. Is there a way to open the file in the existing nvim-qt window and raise/focus to the window? Note: I know there ...
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Why are Vim 8 :term colours with gvim different from those in plain vim :term or bash?

Vim 8 :term colours in gvim happen to be different from those seen in plain vim :term or bash. How come? How does one obtain the same bash colours in gvim? EDIT: I have been reading a bit more about ...
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Why does vim CursorMoved event triggered in this script?

I'm writing a vim script. When fun() is called, I want a new window of 3 lines height is opened, with the content of register h displayed. And then, when the user moved the cursor, like hjkl, the ...
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Completly silencing commands like `dd`, `:delete` of old vim versions (7.4.152)

Discl. I'm perfectly aware of :silent :delete or silent :normal dd, I'm also aware of execute(). My context is that I run unit tests with vimrunner on travis, with the version of Vim currently ...
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How to create an Edit-with-Vim context menu entry for Vim 8.1 on Windows 10

The Explorer context menu entry does not get created by the installer. Windows 10 Pro v1803 (64-bit). What I have already tried: Installed Vim 8.1 using the stock Windows installer https://ftp.nluug....
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How do I call functions and commands from .vim files in Vader tests?

I am trying to write tests using Vader plugin but unfortunately, every time I try to invoke a command/function in Execute/Do block it doesn't see seems to work on the text provided in Given block! # ...
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Syntax-aware line wrapping

Is there a way to make the automatic line wrapping of vim aware of the syntax of the file instead of just wrapping at the closest whitespace? I am specifically interested in Python but I guess it ...
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How can I make syntax highlighting files more readable and maintainable?

Vim uses regular expressions for syntax highlighting. Often maintaining these can become rather unwieldy. For example: syn match goVarAssign /\v[_.[:alnum:]]+(,\s*[_.[:alnum:]]+)*\ze(\s*([-^+|^\/%&...
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Getting balloonevalterm to work (terminal version)

I'm trying to get balloonevalterm to work in the terminal version of vim, but for some reason it does not yet work. Here's my macros.vim file: function! MyBalloonExpr() let macros = { \ 'MACRO' : ...
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Disable a specific set of snippets in SnipMate

Is it possible to tell SnipMate to ignore a specific set of snippets? Let's take vim-snippets/snippets/javascript/javascript-jquery.snippets as an example. When editing a JavaScript file, all snippet ...
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gvim Linux - autocomplete plugin - enable / disable depending if the user is typing or not

I am using the autocomplete and I feel quite comfortable with it because it's minimalistic and simple. But there is just a thing I dislike: sometimes it interferes with the mouse scrolling auto-...
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Vim error: Unable to open swap file when using backslash as path separator in Windows shell

I'm using cmder as my Win7 shell. I see the following behaviour: Works fine (file in current directory): vim test Works fine (absolute path): vim ~/test Works fine (relative path with forward ...
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Can I change the highlight of specific conceals?

I'm using :syn-cchar to replace certain syntactic elements with Unicode characters (à la vim-haskellConcealPlus). Since I'm replacing several different elements, I'd like to be able to highlight some ...
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how to delete a paragraph respecting the folds?

I have a file (filetype=javascript), this is how it looks without folds: and with folds: I can move with the { and } motions skipping the empty lines inside the folds (thanks to these question and ...
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links/tags inside a file

I apologize in advance for not knowing enough even to ask the question correctly. I'd like to implement something like the links in the help files (that you jump to using ctl]) in my own file, but I'...
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real time vim keylogger

is there anyway to log vim keypresses (or keypresses in general activated by vim) and record it somewhere (STDOUT, file, etc) in real time? I want somthing similar to vim -w file.log file and this ...
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Set maximum cmdheight

Is there a way to limit the command area in vim? When typing a long command, cmdheight is "temporarily increased", but I like to limit it to one line. What I currently have is illustrated on the ...
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How to execute vim when one needs to edit sensitive data?

I keep my passwords in PGP encrypted file. When I need to edit this file, then I first decrypt it(gpg -d ...), open the plain-text file in vim and make the changes, encrypt the plain-text file(gpg --...
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How to emulate vim job out_io buffer with neovim?

I'd like to make a plugin with functionality that is similar to https://github.com/ramele/agrep and grep-edit in emacs. That is get search results from ag or some other tool that supports multiline ...
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How to show the sign column to the right side of the line number column?

I want Vim's sign column displayed to the right side of the line number column, I have it by default on the left. Here is a screenshot showing the sign column enabled and showing a + to indicate a ...
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Collapse all directories in NerdTree by default

I recently restored my computer to a clean install and copied over my dot files. MacVim behaves quite a bit differently than my previous install. One main thing is that NerdTree no longer collapses ...
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Nested syntax folding

Assume I have a syntax as exemplified below and that I want to create a syntax folding definition for the nested begin..end pairs. begin : label a = 0; begin b = 1; end c = 2; begin ...
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Toggle fzf.vim if already open

I am trying to write a vim function to toggle the fzf window if it is already open using fzf.vim. The use case is if I am in the :Buffers view and I want to change to the :Files view if I try to ...
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How to configure cscope to select the BEST definition

On large projects, there might be many definitions over many different files and folders for a given symbol. Usually the one you want is the one that is unique to the local area you are working in. ...
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Why does `set t_ve=' hide cursor in terminal

Vim's documentation lists t_vi as "cursor invisible" and t_ve as "cursor visible", but provides no hints on usage. Naively, I would have guessed that Vim would send the t_vi sequence when you somehow ...
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Is there a way in vim to determine if something is highlighted after search?

What I want to do is make CursorMoved autocmd that would check if there is a search highlight is on and if it is it would start a timer that would deactivate it. PS I know about all available ...
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system function output with Chinese chars

I want to run shell command with system function and the command output has some Chinese chars. echo system('svn status') But I got incorrect encoding output like this: svn: ?\232?\173?\166?\229?\...
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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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How to change the color used to highlight function calls?

I would like to know if it was possible to change the color used to display function name. Let's take the following example (using Python): def function1(arg): function2(arg) # ... ...
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Is there a content length limit on the selection and drop register "+?

When selecting about two dozens of lines in vim and copying it to the system register ("+ y), and then paste it into another vim, it crashes. It does not paste the content of the register and the ...
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Why is a pipe interpreted as a command termination in :cexpr system('shell cmd')?

If I type: :echo system('grep -IRn foobar ~/.vim | grep -v backup') Vim displays the output of the shell command: $ grep -IRn foobar ~/.vim | grep -v backup Which is the list of files containing ...

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