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marvim : Macro Persistent Storage and Shareable Repository for VIM

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created by
Chamindra de Silva
 
script type
utility
 
description
MARVIM - MAcro Repository for VIM

"Give your most complex macros a name and store it for future recall and use"

Problem statement(s):
-------------------------------
   * Can not remember those complex VIM macro sequences you use frequently?
   * Wish you could save those macros beyond your immediate session?
   * Wish you could share your VIM macros with each other?
   * Why not templates as well in the same script?

Features
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    * Recording of VIM macros into persistent storage for future use
    * Auto-complete based recursive search and load of stored VIM macros
    * Visually select and save templates into persistent storage
    * Macro namespaces, to permit organization of macros
    * Support for a default namespace based on filetype
    * Supports a shared macro repository for a team on a shared directory
    * Macro menu items in GVIM version for all main actions

Hotkeys
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<F2>            - Find and execute a macro or insert template from repository
Visual <F2> - Replays last macro for each line selected
<F3>             - Save default macro register by name to the macro repository
Visual <F3>  - Save selection as template by name to the macro repository
<Tab>            - On the Macro command line for cycling through autocomplete
<Control>+D - On the Macro command line for listing autocomplete options

Usage:
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o Store a new macro to the repository

1)  record macro as usual into q register
    (i.e. qq..<macro keystrokes>..q)
2)  press save macro key <F3> (default) in normal mode
3)  enter the macro name when prompted after the prefix
    (a prefix will be provided based on the filetype)
4)  macro is now store in the repository

o Save template into repository

1)  select area you want to save in visual mode
2)  press the macro save button <F3> (default) in visual mode
3)  enter the template name when prompted
    (a prefix will be provided based on the filetype)
4)  template is now saved in repository

o Recall macro/template through a search

1)  press the macro find key <F2> (default) in normal mode
2)  enter a search string when prompted
    (a prefix will be put by default, which can be deleted)
3)  press <Tab> or <Control-D> to auto-complete until you find the macro
4)  macro is now run and also loaded for further use into the q register

o Replay last loaded macro on multiple lines for each line

1)  select the area you want the macro to run on in visual mode
2)  press the macro find key <F3> (default) in visual mode
3)  macro in q register is replayed for every line

Bugs, Patches, Help and Suggestions
-----------------------------------------------------
If you have some feedback, find any bugs or need some help, please send
and email to chamindra [at] gmail.com and put the word marvim in the
subject line.

Further information
--------------------------
Read the README file or goto http://chamindra.googlepages.com/marvim

 
install details
* Download Marvim to your VIM plugin ($VIMRUNTIME/plugin) directory
  or source it explicitly. Below is an example if you place it in
  the home directory

  source $HOME/marvim.vim

* Start vim and this will automatically create the base marvim macro
  repository in your home directory. Based on the OS it will be
  located as follows:

  UNIX      ~/.marvim  
  WINDOWS   C:\Document and Settings\Username\marvim

* (optional) Copy predefined macro/template directories into the base
  marvin macro directory. Marvim uses recursive directory search so
  you can nest the directories as you wish.

* (optional) change the default hotkeys as given above

Changing the default hotkeys, repository and macro register
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Optionally place the following lines in your vimrc before the location
you source the marvim.vim script (don't worry about location if
the script is in the vim plugin directory).

  " to change the macro storage location use the following
  let marvim_store = '/usr/local/share/projectX/marvim'
  let marvim_find_key = '<Space>' " change find key from <F2> to 'space'
  let marvim_store_key = 'ms'     " change store key from <F3> to 'ms'
  let marvim_register = 'c'       " change used register from 'q' to 'c'
  let marvim_prefix = 0           " disable default syntax based prefix

 

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package script version date Vim version user release notes
marvim.tar.gz 0.4 2008-09-28 7.0 Chamindra de Silva Change Log
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- Now supports auto-completion based recursive search for macros on the command  line
- Use <Tab> and <Ctrl-D> to search for macros in command line as usual in VIM
- The default name space is taken from the file type on the command line ( e.g. php:)
marvim.tar.gz 0.3 2008-09-21 6.0 Chamindra de Silva Changelog - v0.3 Beta
=================
- New namespace features for macro that map to macro sub-directories
- Supported the creation of macros and templates in a namespace
- Creates namespace directories if they do not exist
- Added the ability to point to a different macro store
- The above permits a shared macro/template repository within a team
- Refactored code to make macro and template saving a function
- Fixed bug on windows listing of macros without whole path name

marvim.tar.gz 0.2 2008-02-15 7.0 Chamindra de Silva Change Log
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v0.2
- Made script windows compatible
- Makes the macro home directory if it does not exist
- Recursively looks up base repository subdirectories for macros
- Creates a macro menu for the GUI versions
- Changed defauly macro input register to q
- Made it easy to define configuration details in vimrc
- Abstracted hotkeys so that they can be defined in the vimrc easily
- Fixed the breaking on spaces in directory paths
- Changed template extension to mvt for ease
- Changed naming conventions to avoid namespace conflict
marvim.tar.gz 0.1 2008-02-13 7.0 Chamindra de Silva Initial upload
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