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buffer/file/command/tag/etc explorer with fuzzy matching

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This is a mirror of http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=1984

Repository: https://bitbucket.org/ns9tks/vim-fuzzyfinder/

Issues: http://bitbucket.org/ns9tks/vim-fuzzyfinder/issues/

Download latest(development) version https://bitbucket.org/ns9tks/vim-fuzzyfinder/get/tip.zip

Sceenshot: Buffer mode: http://cdn.bitbucket.org/ns9tks/vim-fuzzyfinder/downloads/fuzzyfinder-buffer.png File mode (searching from all files in vim runtime directories using abbreviation/multiple-search) http://cdn.bitbucket.org/ns9tks/vim-fuzzyfinder/downloads/fuzzyfinder-file-abbrev.png

============================================================================== INTRODUCTION fuf-introduction

FuzzyFinder provides convenient ways to quickly reach the buffer/file/command/bookmark/tag you want. FuzzyFinder searches with the fuzzy/partial pattern to which it converted an entered pattern.

    Entered pattern  Fuzzy pattern   Partial pattern ~
    abc              *a*b*c*         *abc*
    dir/file         dir/*f*i*l*e*   dir/*file*
    d*r/file         d*r/*f*i*l*e*   d*r/*file*
    ../**/s          ../**/*s*       ../**/*s*
                     (** allows searching a directory tree.)

< You will be happy when:

    "./AhLongLongLongLongLongFile.txt"
    "./AhLongLongLongLongLongName.txt"
    "./OhLongLongLongLongLongFile.txt"
    "./OhLongLongLongLongLongName.txt" <- you want :O

Type ON and OhLongLongLongLongLongName.txt will be selected. :D

FuzzyFinder can search:

    - buffers
    - files
    - directories
    - most recently used files
    - files around most recently used files
    - most recently used command-lines
    - bookmarked files
    - bookmarked directories
    - tags
    - files which are included in current tagfiles
    - jump list
    - change list
    - buffer lines
    - quickfix
    - help

FuzzyFinder also provides APIs to use its system of searching files or selecting items.

FuzzyFinder supports multibyte characters.

============================================================================== INSTALLATION fuf-installation

Put all files into your runtime directory. If you have the zip file, extract it to your runtime directory.

You should place the files as follows:

    <your runtime directory>/plugin/fuf.vim
    <your runtime directory>/doc/fuf.txt
    ...

< If you are disgusted to make your runtime directory confused with a lot of plugins, put each of the plugins into a directory individually and just add the directory path to 'runtimepath'. It's easy to uninstall plugins.

Then update your help tags files to enable help for this plugin. See |add-local-help| for details.

Requirements: ~

  • L9 library (vimscript #3252)

============================================================================== USAGE fuf-usage

You can launch FuzzyFinder by the following commands:

     Command           Mode ~
    |:FufBuffer|       - Buffer mode (|fuf-buffer-mode|)
    |:FufFile|         - File mode (|fuf-file-mode|)
    |:FufCoverageFile| - Coverage-File mode (|fuf-coveragefile-mode|)
    |:FufDir|          - Directory mode (|fuf-dir-mode|)
    |:FufMruFile|      - MRU-File mode (|fuf-mrufile-mode|)
    |:FufMruCmd|       - MRU-Command mode (|fuf-mrucmd-mode|)
    |:FufBookmarkFile| - Bookmark-File mode (|fuf-bookmarkfile-mode|)
    |:FufBookmarkDir|  - Bookmark-Dir mode (|fuf-bookmarkdir-mode|)
    |:FufTag|          - Tag mode (|fuf-tag-mode|)
    |:FufBufferTag|    - Buffer-Tag mode (|fuf-buffertag-mode|)
    |:FufTaggedFile|   - Tagged-File mode (|fuf-taggedfile-mode|)
    |:FufJumpList|     - Jump-List mode (|fuf-jumplist-mode|)
    |:FufChangeList|   - Change-List mode (|fuf-changelist-mode|)
    |:FufQuickfix|     - Quickfix mode (|fuf-quickfix-mode|)
    |:FufLine|         - Line mode (|fuf-line-mode|)
    |:FufHelp|         - Help mode (|fuf-help-mode|)

It is recommended to map these commands.

These commands open 1-line buffer to enter search pattern and start insert mode.

FuzzyFinder searchs for matching items with an entered pattern and shows them in a completion menu. For more details on pattern matching, see |fuf-search-patterns|.

If there are a lot of matching items, FuzzyFinder limits the number of enumerating items (|g:fuf_enumeratingLimit|) to speed up a response time, and highlights the pattern with Error group.

The first item in the completion menu will be selected automatically.

Typing deletes one block of an entered pattern before the cursor, like a directory name.

with (|g:fuf_keyPrevPattern|) and (|g:fuf_keyNextPattern|), You can recall patterns which have been entered before from history.

You can open a selected item in various ways:

    <CR>  (|g:fuf_keyOpen|)        - opens in a previous window.
    <C-j> (|g:fuf_keyOpenSplit|)   - opens in a split window.
    <C-k> (|g:fuf_keyOpenVsplit|)  - opens in a vertical-split window.
    <C-l> (|g:fuf_keyOpenTabpage|) - opens in a new tab page.

To cancel and return to previous window, just leave Insert mode.

With (|g:fuf_keySwitchMatching|), You can switch search method between fuzzy matching and partial matching.

With (|g:fuf_keyNextMode|) and (|g:fuf_keyPrevMode|), You can switch current mode without leaving Insert mode .

You can preview selected item with C-@ (|g:fuf_keyPreview|) in some modes. Repeating the key on the same item shows another information. The height of command-line area is changed to |g:fuf_previewHeight| when you launch a mode supporting preview. This feature is available when |g:fuf_previewHeight| is not 0.

============================================================================== MODES fuf-modes

                                                         *fuf-buffer-mode*

Buffer mode ~

This mode provides an interface to select a buffer from a list of existing buffers and open it.

Press (|g:fuf_buffer_keyDelete|) in this mode and selected buffer will be deleted.

                                                           *fuf-file-mode*

File mode ~

This mode provides an interface to search a file tree for a file and open it.

                                                   *fuf-coveragefile-mode*

Coverage-File mode ~

This mode provides an interface to select a file from all files of a preset coverage and open it.

By default, This mode lists all files under the current working directory recursively. (|g:fuf_coveragefile_globPatterns|)

If you want to search other coverage, execute |FufCoverageFileRegister| command to register new search coverage and |FufCoverageFileChange| command to choose a search coverage and launch Coverage-File mode.

In addition, there is another way to change a search coverage with |fuf#setOneTimeVariables()| function.

Example: search only .h and .c files:

    call fuf#setOneTimeVariables(['g:fuf_coveragefile_globPatterns', ['**/*.h', '**/*.c']])
          \ | FufCoverageFile

< Example: search your home directory in addition to the default coverage:

    call fuf#setOneTimeVariables(['g:fuf_coveragefile_globPatterns', g:fuf_coveragefile_globPatterns + ['~/**/.*', '~/**/*']])
          \ | FufCoverageFile

<

                                                            *fuf-dir-mode*

Directory mode ~

This mode provides an interface to search a file tree for a directory and change the current directory.

                                                        *fuf-mrufile-mode*

MRU-File mode ~

This mode provides an interface to select a file from the most recently used files and open it.

Press (|g:fuf_mrufile_keyExpand|) in this mode and files around the most recently used files are listed. Each time the key is pressed, the search range are expanded one level along the directory tree upwardly/downwardly.

This mode is set to disable by default (|g:fuf_modesDisable|) because processes for this mode in |BufEnter| and |BufWritePost| could cause Performance issue.

See also: |FufMruFileInCwd|

                                                         *fuf-mrucmd-mode*

MRU-Command mode ~

This mode provides an interface to select a command from the most recently used commands and execute it.

This mode is set to disable by default (|g:fuf_modesDisable|) because mapping of Command-line mode required by this mode has side effects.

                                                   *fuf-bookmarkfile-mode*

Bookmark-File mode ~

This mode provides an interface to select one of the bookmarks you have added beforehand and jump there.

You can add a cursor line to bookmarks by |:FufBookmarkFileAdd| command. Execute that command and you will be prompted to enter a bookmark name.

FuzzyFinder adjusts a line number for jump. If a line of bookmarked position does not match to a pattern when the bookmark was added, FuzzyFinder searches a matching line around bookmarked position. So you can jump to a bookmarked line even if the line is out of bookmarked position. If you want to jump to bookmarked line number without the adjustment, set |g:fuf_bookmarkfile_searchRange| option to 0.

Press (|g:fuf_bookmarkfile_keyDelete|) in this mode and selected bookmark will be deleted.

                                                    *fuf-bookmarkdir-mode*

Bookmark-Dir mode ~

This mode provides an interface to select one of the bookmarks you have added beforehand and change the current directory.

You can add a directory to bookmarks by |:FufBookmarkDirAdd| command. Execute that command and you will be prompted to enter a directory path and a bookmark name.

Press (|g:fuf_bookmarkdir_keyDelete|) in this mode and selected bookmark will be deleted.

                                                            *fuf-tag-mode*

Tag mode ~

This mode provides an interface to select a tag and jump to the definition of it.

Following mapping is a replacement for :

    noremap <silent> <C-]> :FufTagWithCursorWord!<CR>

<

                                                      *fuf-buffertag-mode*

Buffer-Tag mode ~

This mode provides an interface to select a tag of current buffer or all buffers and jump to the definition of it.

Tag list is instantly created when FuzzyFinder is launched, so there is no need to make tags file in advance.

|FufBufferTag| covers current buffer and |FufBufferTagAll| covers all buffers.

Following mapping is a replacement for :

    nnoremap <silent> <C-]> :FufBufferTagWithCursorWord!<CR>
    vnoremap <silent> <C-]> :FufBufferTagAllWithSelectedText!<CR>

< or

    nnoremap <silent> <C-]> :FufBufferTagAllWithCursorWord!<CR>
    vnoremap <silent> <C-]> :FufBufferTagAllWithSelectedText!<CR>

< This mode is inspired by taglist.vim (vimscript #273) and refered its codes.

                                                     *fuf-taggedfile-mode*

Tagged-File mode ~

This mode provides an interface to select one of the files which are included in current tagfiles and open it.

                                                       *fuf-jumplist-mode*

Jump-List mode ~

This mode provides an interface to select one from the |jumplist| of the current window and jump there.

                                                     *fuf-changelist-mode*

Change-List mode ~

This mode provides an interface to select one from the |changelist| of the current buffer and jump there.

                                                       *fuf-quickfix-mode*

Quickfix mode ~

This mode provides an interface to select one from the |quickfix| list and jump there.

                                                           *fuf-line-mode*

Line mode ~

This mode provides an interface to select a line from current buffer and jump there.

                                                           *fuf-help-mode*

Help mode ~

This mode provides an interface to select a help tag and jump to the help page.

                                                      *fuf-givenfile-mode*

Given-File mode ~

This mode provides an API to open a selected file from a given list.

API function:

    function fuf#givenfile#launch(
          \ initialPattern, partialMatching, prompt, items)

< initialPattern - String which is inserted after launching FuzzyFinder. partialMatching - If non-zero, enable partial matching instead of fuzzy matching. prompt - Prompt string items - List of items.

Example of use:

    " Open one of your dotfiles.
    call fuf#givenfile#launch('', 0, '>', split(glob('~/.*'), "\n"))

<

                                                       *fuf-givendir-mode*

Given-Directory mode ~

This mode provides an API to change current working directory to a selected one from a given list.

API function:

    function fuf#givendir#launch(
          \ initialPattern, partialMatching, prompt, items)

< initialPattern - String which is inserted after launching FuzzyFinder. partialMatching - If non-zero, enable partial matching instead of fuzzy matching. prompt - Prompt string items - List of items.

Example of use:

    " Change current working directory to one of your runtime directory.
    call fuf#givendir#launch('', 0, '>', split(&runtimepath, ','))

<

                                                       *fuf-givencmd-mode*

Given-Command mode ~

This mode provides an API to execute a selected command from a given list.

A selected command is executed by |feedkeys()|, so it is able to emulate a series of key input in Normal mode.

API function:

    function fuf#givencmd#launch(
          \ initialPattern, partialMatching, prompt, items)

< initialPattern - String which is inserted after launching FuzzyFinder. partialMatching - If non-zero, enable partial matching instead of fuzzy matching. prompt - Prompt string items - List of items.

Example of use:

    function GetAllCommands()
      redir => commands
      silent command
      redir END
      return map((split(commands, "\n")[3:]),
          \      '":" . matchstr(v:val, ''^....\zs\S*'')')
    endfunction
    " execute one of the user-defined commands 
    call fuf#givencmd#launch('', 0, '>', GetAllCommands())

<

                                                   *fuf-callbackfile-mode*

Callback-File mode ~

This mode provides an API to find and get a file path which is selected by an user.

API function:

    function fuf#callbackfile#launch(
          \ initialPattern, partialMatching, prompt, exclude, listener)

< initialPattern - String which is inserted after launching FuzzyFinder. partialMatching - If non-zero, enable partial matching instead of fuzzy matching. prompt - Prompt string. exclude - Regexp pattern for items which you want to exclude from completion list. listener - |Dictionary| which has 'onComplete' and 'onAbort'. They are called at the end of FuzzyFinder. listener.onComplete(item, method) is called with 2 arguments which are a name of selected item and a number of open method when completed. listener.onAbort() is called when aborted.

Example of use:

    let listener = {}
    function listener.onComplete(item, method)
      echo "Item: " . a:item . "\nMethod: " . a:method
    endfunction

    function listener.onAbort()
      echo "Abort"
    endfunction

    " Find a file from current working directory.
    call fuf#callbackfile#launch('', 0, '>', '', listener)

    " Find a file from home directory.
    call fuf#callbackfile#launch('~/', 0, '>', '', listener)

<

                                                   *fuf-callbackitem-mode*

Callback-Item mode ~

This mode provides an API to get an item which is selected from a given list by an user.

API function:

    function fuf#callbackitem#launch(
          \ initialPattern, partialMatching, prompt, listener, items, forPath)

< initialPattern - String which is inserted after launching FuzzyFinder. partialMatching - If non-zero, enable partial matching instead of fuzzy matching. prompt - Prompt string listener - |Dictionary| which has 'onComplete' and 'onAbort'. They are called at the end of FuzzyFinder. listener.onComplete(item, method) is called with 2 arguments which are a name of selected item and a number of open method when completed. listener.onAbort() is called when aborted. items - List of items. forPath - If non-zero, use a matching method for files.

Example of use:

    let listener = {}
    function listener.onComplete(item, method)
      echo "Item: " . a:item . "\nMethod: " . a:method
    endfunction

    function listener.onAbort()
      echo "Abort"
    endfunction

    " Select an item from a given list.
    call fuf#callbackitem#launch('', 0, '>', listener, ['ed', 'vi', 'vim'], 0)

    " Select a file from a given list.
    call fuf#callbackitem#launch('', 0, '>', listener, ['../foo/bar', 'baz'], 1)

<

============================================================================== DETAILED TOPICS fuf-detailed-topics

                 *fuf-setting-one-time-option* *fuf#setOneTimeVariables()*

Setting One-Time Options ~

If you want to set one-time options only for the next FuzzyFinder, |fuf#setOneTimeVariables()| function will be of help. This function is used as follows:

    call fuf#setOneTimeVariables(['g:fuf_ignoreCase', 0], ['&lines', 50])

< This function takes 0 or more arguments and each of them is a pair of a variable name and its value. Specified options will be set practically next time FuzzyFinder is launched, and restored when FuzzyFinder is closed.

                                                     *fuf-search-patterns*

Search Patterns ~

You can enter one primary pattern and zero or more refining patterns as search patterns. An entered pattern is separated by ; (|g:fuf_patternSeparator|), and the first pattern is a primary pattern and the rest of patterns is a refining pattern.

               primary    refining  refining
             |----------| |-------| |----|
    >MruFile>bookmark.vim;autoload/;/home/

< A refining pattern is used to narrow down the list of matching items by another pattern.

With a primary pattern, FuzzyFinder does fuzzy matching or partial matching, which you specified. With a refining pattern, FuzzyFinder does partial matching by default. (|g:fuf_fuzzyRefining|)

When you enter a number as refining pattern, it also can match the index of each item.

In a mode which targets a static set of file paths (such as Buffer or MRU-File mode, not File or Directory) and |g:fuf_splitPathMatching| is non-zero, matching with a primary pattern is divided into head part and tail part and done individually.

      head   tail
    |------||-----|
    foo/bar/baz.vim
    fuzzy matching example:
    +----------------+---------+---------+---------+
    | item \ pattern | foo/bar | foo/    | bar     |
    +----------------+---------+---------+---------+
    | foo/bar        |   match |   match |   match |
    | foo/abc        | unmatch |   match | unmatch |
    | abc/bar        | unmatch | unmatch |   match |
    | foobar         | unmatch | unmatch |   match |
    | foooo/barrrr   |   match |   match |   match |
    | foooo/fooooo   | unmatch |   match | unmatch |
    +----------------+---------+---------+---------+

< refining pattern can match anywhere on each path in the above case.

                                         *fuf-sorting-of-completion-items*

Sorting Of Completion Items ~

FuzzyFinder sorts completion items with some rules.

An item, one part of which is matched with a whole pattern, is placed upper. E.g., with the pattern bc, the item abc is placed upper than bac.

In the above case, items, each having matching part at the head of itself, are placed upper than others. E.g., with the pattern foo, the item foobar is placed upper than foobarbaz.

And the shorter the length of the item after matching position puts it higher. E.g., with the pattern bar, the item foobar is placed upper than foobarbaz.

If a pattern matches an item at only word boundaries of it, the item is placed upper. E.g., with a pattern fb, items such as fooBarBaz and foo_bar_baz is placed upper.

Plus, FuzzyFinder has a learning system. An item which has been completed in the past with current pattern is placed upper.

                                                      *fuf-reusing-window*

Reusing Of A Window Containing Target Buffer/File ~

If a window containing target buffer is found in current tab page when FuzzyFinder is going to open the buffer in a split new window, move to it. If a window containing target buffer is found in other tab page when FuzzyFinder is going to open the buffer in a new tab page, move to it.

You can disable that feature via 'reuse_window' options if always want to open a buffer in a new window.

                                                         *fuf-hiding-menu*

To Hide The Completion Menu Temporarily In FuzzyFinder ~

You can close it by and reopen it by .

                                  *fuf-abbreviation* *fuf-multiple-search*

Abbreviations And Multiple Search ~

You can use abbreviations and multiple search in all modes by setting |g:fuf_abbrevMap| option.

For example, set as below:

    let g:fuf_abbrevMap = {
          \   "^doc:" : [
          \     "~/project/**/doc/",
          \     ".vim/doc/",
          \   ],
          \ }

< and enter doc:txt in File mode, then FuzzyFinder searches by the following patterns:

    "~/project/**/doc/*t*x*t*"
    ".vim/doc/*t*x*t*"

and show concatenated search results.

                                                           *fuf-data-file*

Data File ~

FuzzyFinder writes completion statistics, MRU data, bookmark, etc to files under |g:fuf_dataDir|.

|:FufEditDataFile| command is helpful in editing your data files. This command reads the data file in new unnamed buffer. Write the buffer and the data file will be updated.

                                                               *fuf-cache*

Cache ~

Once a cache was created, It is not automatically updated to speed up the response time by default. To update it, use |:FufRenewCache| command.

                                                        *fuf-dot-sequence*

Going Up Parent Directories With Dot Sequence ~

You can go up parent directories with entering dot sequence. Dot sequence after a path separator is expanded to ../ sequence.

    Dot sequence    Expanded pattern ~
    /..             /../
    /...            /../../
    /....           /../../../

                                                     *fuf-how-to-add-mode*

How To Add Mode ~

To add mymode mode, put the source file at autoload/fuf/mymode.vim and call fuf#addMode(mymode) .

                                                              *fuf-migemo*

What Is Migemo ~

Migemo is a search method for Japanese language.

==============================================================================

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