NERD_Tree & ack : Adding search capability to NERD_Tree with ack
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|Open NERD_Tree to your project folder, by typing :NERDtree /path/to/project or by using bookmarks. Place the cursor on a folder and type the letter m. In the menu that will pop up you will have the option "(s)earch directory". Select it by pressing s and type your pattern. If your search will yield results, you will see a window in the lower part of your screen, with all the results. Navigate with the keys and press <CR> to jump to a result. The file will be opened in the last working window.|
|Install NERD_Tree first. Then download this module to ~/.vim/plugin/ or the appropriate location on your system and...you're done.
Install ack (see details at http://betterthangrep.com/ ). Depending on your operating system, you need to type something like "sudo apt-get install ack-grep", "brew install ack" or other. Most of the installers will add ack to your $PATH, so NERD_Tree_Ack.vim won't require additional configuration. If you're weird and don't want to add ack to your $PATH, just add the following line to your .vimrc file:
let g:path_to_search_app = "/full/path/to/ack"
It should work.
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