Ctags is first run on its own to generate a “tags” file, then it is invoked from within These commands were tested with Vim (), but will likely work with Vi or. I absolutely love Vim, and I use Vim for all my coding and writing from Depending on command line arguments and the language ctags is run. Ctags lets you navigate code fast, and is perhaps the single most useful productivity Coupled with some integration with your editor (shown: Vim’s that’s got multiple definitions, use these commands to sift through them all.

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To assist, there is a special case: Depending on command line arguments and the language ctags is run commancs, a lot of information can be obtained from this index. The source trees I work on aren’t always in my home directory Sign In Don’t have an account?

It’s easy and straightforward.

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Combining vim with ctags yields a powerful combination for working with large or unfamiliar codebases. Ctags Tutorial Ctags is a tool that makes it easy to navigate large source code projects.

I think it would be good to add that taglist. Here is how it looks like going to function definition:. EDIT3 How do you enhance your programming experience for both big and small projects? Similar to the first command, vim has a: Does it make a difference? By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy commanvs, Privacy Policyand our Terms of Service.


There is an excellent tutorial on using cscope with Vim, from installing to becoming an expert. Perhaps the kev is not constructive? I suggest only going up to home instead: Life Changing Helpful Unfulfilling. I think this is cokmands intuitive and cleaner than the default.

For example, I have a ctags index built for Qt4, and have this in my. You can use the preview window to preview a tag, without leaving the original window. Rather than using the vulcan vkm pinches, I was thinking I might remap these commands to leader keys.

By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. If a file specified in ‘ tags ‘ starts with “.

Sign up using Facebook. It shouldn’t take too long, and it’s worth your time. Note You may see messages like “Warning: Retrieved from ” http: Even the list of all definitions given by tags-apropos may be too large to find the definition that you’re looking for.

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Alternatively, you may wish to use cscope to find function and structure definitions, or just use the third step of the Vim instructions below. Exuberant Ctags has built-in support for 34 different programming languages, and can be extended to support others. If your project root contains “Gemfile. Now, what’s wrong with your mapping?


The preview window is nice because you can close it with: I use the following script. You should still find Etags useful for jumping to function definitions and less-commonly-used structs.

C-t goes back one level in the C-] stack, while C-o goes back to a previous cursor position after a movement. Sometimes Etags will find multiple definitions for a given tag; when this is the case, use the third command to jump through the possible definitions until you find the vvim that you want. By default, it generates only the “tags” file collecting tags from all files nad subdirectories of the current working directory – assuming it’s the root of the project.

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Ctags finds the definition of a symbol or a function. Another iteration on the SetCscope function above. This way I index only the files actually used by the project. On first file saving any file is consideredthe tags will be generated. I then periodically regenerate a tags file at the top of my source tree with a script that looks like:.

These commands were tested with Vim 7. I know how to do regular mappings, but have not mapped plugin hotkeys before.