GetFile : Select and Open a File by typing part of its path.
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|This script caches the content of a part of the filesystem and help retrieves the appropriate file based on a pattern.
It has been heavily inspired by the FindFile plugin. However, this plugin is not limited to filename patterns only as you can type any part of a file path (thus including folders).
The plugin also comes with some options that allow faster search like automatic search 'completion' of folders, case sensitivity, ...
The pattern supports wildcards (* / ?).
It is a 2 step process to use:
1. cache the files
2. search through them
This is my first vim script so feel free to give me advices :)
Here is the documentation that you can find inside the script header:
You can use the following functions:
":GetFileCacheFiles <path>" - Caches the files. Has to be called at least once before a call to ":GetFile".
":GetFileClearCache" - Clear the cache.
":GetFile" - Start searching for a file.
You may want to add the following lines in your ~/.vimrc file:
(or whatever shortcut you find suitable)
"nmap <silent> <unique> fc :GetFileCacheFiles .<CR>"
"nmap <silent> <unique> ff :GetFile<CR>"
Once in the "[GetFile]" buffer:
Use "<Up>" / "<C-p>" and "<Down>" / "<C-n>" to select a file.
"<CR>" opens the selected file. (If no selection done, it opens the first file).
"<ESC>" exits the buffer.
Supported Options that you can specify in your .vimrc file:
List of patterns to ignore.
Default = ['*.o', '*.pyc', '*/tmp/*', '*~', '*/.svn/*', '*#']
Do not take case into account when searching files.
Default = 0
Speeds up the search when searching through folders as
typing '/' is equivalent to typing '*/'.
There are 3 possible values:
0: do not use this option
1: auto complete the current folder only. (match till
the next '/' only)
2: auto complete the entire sub hierarchy. (match
till the last possible '/')
Default = 1
Example of how to set an option in you .vimrc file:
"let g:GetFileAutoFillFolder = 2"
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