autoproject : Set buffer-local options, the working directory etc. specific to a project
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|In most IDEs users have to manually set up a list of projects. The goal of this
plugin is to semi-automatically maintain such a list of projects and corresponding
Projects are defined by their root directory. A project directory is detected
when creating a buffer or reading a file into a buffer by searching for certain
files that typically define a project, like Makefile, setup.py etc. -- see
|g:autoproject#cd#markers| for a full list. If no such a marker is found, the
buffer's directory is used.
If the detection of the project's root directory goes wrong, users can use
|:Autoprojectregister| to define a directory as a root directory. Such custom
root directories will be reused when opening the respective file again.
After the working directory is determined, it checks whether there is a file
`project.vim` or `.autoproject/buffer.vim` (see also
|g:autoproject#projectrc#buffer_conig|). If the file exists, it gets loaded. This
file typically sets project-related settings and variables, i.e., you have to
use |:setlocal| (instead of :set) and use buffer-local |b:| variables.
The autoproject plugin keeps track of projects so that you can switch back to a
project later on (see |:Autoprojectselect|). It also provides support for
creating sessions (see |:Autoprojectmksession|) that will automatically be
loaded when entering the respective project.
- Detect a file's project root directory (see |g:autoproject#cd#markers|).
- Load a project-specific vim configuration file (see
- Maintain a list of projects (i.e. project root directories). Use
|:Autoprojectregister| to register an arbitrary directory. Use
|:Autoprojectselect| to quickly open a file in a previously opened project.
When a project is selected this way, the file `.autoproject/global.vim` (see
|g:autoproject#projectrc#global_config|) is loaded if it exists.
- Maintain project-specific sessions that were created with
|:Autoprojectmksession| (see also |g:autoproject_enable_sessions| and
How to use this plugin:~
- Load a file ... done
- Report wrongly detected project directories to the plugin author
- Use |:Autoprojectselect| to switch to a project.
- Optionally, use |:Autoprojectmksession| to create a session for the current
project. Don't forget to use |:Autoprojectleavesession| to save changes to
the session file when you're done.
|Either use the zip archive:
- Download the zip archive
- Extract it to `~/.vim/pack/tml/start/autoproject`
or install from github:
- Start a terminal
- Change the working directory to `~/.vim/pack/tml/start/`
- Type: `git clone https://github.com/tomtom/autoproject_vim`
NOTE: If you don't want to run this plugin on startup, use
NOTE: On Windows, ~/.vim might be ~/vimfiles. Please see 'runtimepath' for
This script requires tlib (vimscript #1863) to be installed -- see
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