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: For more info see: If you get stuck, press C-g to cancel pending commands, and exit Emacs by pressing C-x C-c. The command I am using most is C-] which jumps to the definition of the function under the cursor. This tip provides an overview of creating and using tags files for the details, see: Please use this site responsibly.

I think vimm is more intuitive and cleaner than the default.

Navigate code like a pro with Ctags

This option, however, may require some tweaking under Windows. Note Vin the list of all definitions given by tags-apropos may be too large to find the definition that you’re looking for. You can create and use “leader” mappings that use the “leader key”, if you want, but there’s nothing special with them.

This way I index only the files actually used by the project. To exclude them, make empty files named exactly after those directories with “. I use my own suite, and a few other plugins. Will If you are using vim from the terminal then you have to change the terminal preferences to make option key behave like an alt key. There is doc for macmeta,: That sets cscope pre-path to get matches without being on the dir where “cscope.


Similarly, after splitting the window with Ctrl-w C-] you can do C-w T aka Shift-t to change that split into a new tab. It provides some of the features that you may be used to using in Eclipse or other IDEs, such as the ability to jump from the current source file to definitions of functions and structures in other files. Does it make a difference?

Now, what’s wrong with your mapping?

cmmands You can install ctags using a package manager. TagMenu has been moved to http: When the tagbar is toggled, it will pop up on the right side of the vim window and show the tags picked up by ctags for the current file, organized by tag type, e.

So if you C-] to a function then page down, C-t will go back immediately while C-o will go back to the start of the function, then back to the call. However, many other custom scripts or tools are used for the occasions when ctags is not suitable.

Conspicuous Compiler 5, 30 You’ll probably find that for some tags common structures, for exampleEtags finds hundreds or thousands of uses in the i, and jumping through them with the third command above to try to find the original definition is useless. Ctags is a tool that makes it easy to navigate large source code projects. You can use it more often to follow more calls.

Another iteration on the SetCscope function above. Finally, the last command is used to jump back up in the tag stack to the location you initiated the previous tag search from. It’s easy and straightforward. Say yes when prompted to load the ccommands big tags file. Olivier Pons 8, 19 76 co,mands Also you can use Ctrlp to search for tags instead of files.

If there are multiple tag matches, you can browse through all of them in the preview window using several of the Vim ex commands.

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Walter 5, 24 To switch back to your original buffer and expand it, use C-x o to switch to it, then C-x 1 to expand. Is there a workaround to make the Ctrl-] key not to be treated as the telnet escape character? Ctags for Vim appears to do a better job of separating “definitions” from “uses” in its tags file, so this is less of a problem for Vim; for Emacs, there may be other ways to mitigate this problem see this pagefor example.

How can I remap the ctags hotkeys? But am not sure exactly how to do this.

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If you are using Commanrs then add this line to vimrc ‘set macmeta’. Even the list of all definitions given by tags-apropos may be too large to find the definition that you’re looking for. About Ctags support is a great feature in Vim.

The tags file contains a single tag per line. Vim is nice to use with cscope and ctags. CtrlPTag will let you search through your tags file and jump to where tags are defined. There are several ways to make Vim to jump to a tag directly, if there is only one tag match, otherwise present a list of tag matches.

With this setting, the tags file is in the directory of the current file no matter what the current directory is. To search for a specific tag and open Vim to its definition, run the following command in your shell:. After the tags commmands generated.

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