sponsor Vim development Vim logo go to HTTPS page Vim Book Ad

vxfold.vim : Fold cycling similar to emacs org-mode (using TAB key)

 script karma  Rating 9/3, Downloaded by 912    Comments, bugs, improvements  Vim wiki

created by
Marko Mahnič
script type
This script implements a fold-cycling functionality similar to
the one in emacs org-mode.

Subfolds are open/closed each time TAB or Shift-TAB is pressed.
TAB operates on the lines below a heading that is in the current line.
Shift-TAB operates on the whole buffer.

After each press a step in the following cycle will be performed:
   1. fold closed
   2. show direct subheadings
   3. show structure below heading + first line of text
   4. unfold all

   NOTES: It is possible to skip step 2 and/or 3, but the per-buffer
   configuration is still missing (I think emacs-org uses only 1-2-4). In step
   2 the text under the current heading may be visible; this is because of
   the way folding is implemented in Vim.

Fold cycling will work in buffers that are folded in the following way:
  * headings have folding levels 1-9
  * text has a folding level higher than 9

This means that the script can work with TVO (vimscript#517) without
changing the folding mode. To enable fold cycling in TVO mode:


For other modes the foldmethod has to be changed. Foldmethods are
provided for viki (vimscript#861) and vimwiki (vimscript#2226).


The later commands will also work on any buffer that has the headings defined
with a number of characters at the beginning of line (viki='*', vimwiki='=').

If a file uses '#' characters to mark headings with levels, it is also possible
to use fold cycling in it like this:

  :call vxfold#SetFold_OrgBolCount('#')

The display of the folded text can be changed with

  :call vxfold#SetFoldTextFirstLine()

which is the default for VxFoldVimWiki and VxFoldViki.

Please report bugs/suggestions on the Vim/Wiki (link top right).

install details
Unpack into vim runtime directory (eg. ~/.vim)

rate this script Life Changing Helpful Unfulfilling 
script versions (upload new version)

Click on the package to download.

package script version date Vim version user release notes
vxfold.zip 0.2 2011-01-22 7.2 Marko Mahnič * fold expression settings changed to buffer-local
vxfold.zip 0.1 2010-03-02 7.2 Marko Mahnič Initial upload
ip used for rating:

If you have questions or remarks about this site, visit the vimonline development pages. Please use this site responsibly.
Questions about Vim should go to the maillist. Help Bram help Uganda.
SourceForge.net Logo