ferallastchange.vim : FORK of lastchange.vim; Automatic update of timestamp line in file.
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|Update the last modification time of the file if an appropriate string is found in the first 20 lines of the file.
This is a fork of lastchange.vim and is based On Srinath Avadhanula's <email in file> work in lastchange.vim (v1.0 dated Sat Mar 30 04:00 PM 2002 PST; VIMSCRIPT #259)
Changes: From lastchange.vim v1.0
This is now an almost proper vim60 plugin.
Time stamp can be defined by setting g:flastchangetimeformat to the desired string for strftime().
Example: (from my .vimrc)
" [Feral:166/03@13:11] How I like ferallastchange.vim setup
let g:flastchangeleader = '\\date\t\t'
" Condense `Pacific Daylight Time` into `PDT` and tack that onto the end of our
" time stamp format string
let g:flastchangetimeformat = '%a, %d %b %Y %H:%M '.substitute(strftime('%Z'), '\<\(\w\)\(\w*\)\>\(\W\|$\)', '\1', 'g')
NOTE how format %Z is special cased and replaced with a shortened string. I.e. `Pacific Daylight Time` becomes `PDT`. This is also done in the default time format string.
Slightly more robust checking to see if we should operate; to speed up writing when we have nothing to do or can't do anything, etc.;
Simplified and fixed, (then removed altogether) RemoveLastHistoryItem(); (could muck up search pattern)
Remed out :MOD and :NOMOD commands; I have never used them; Just unrem if wanted...
:sub method remed; Currently uses a setline, hopefully more efficient.
The search to find the timestamp messes with the jumplist; I do not want it to; will fix when I know how!
Updating the timestamp is part of undo, thus you have to undo twice after a :w (Once to undo the timestamp and again to undo whatever it is you wanted to undo.)
NOTE: v1.1 (initial; no longer available) had a FATAL boo boo in my attempt to
get the timestamp updating out of undo. It changes undolevels to -1 (and then
sets it back to what it was), this has the undesired effect of flushing your
undo information for the file when ever you write. NOT at all what I had
intended. If you use v1.1 now, please update to v1.2 ASAP. My sincere apologies
for any work lost as the result of this bungle.
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||Improved/Fixed cursor restore. Screen should not jump; ever.
||Thanks to Asier for pointing out messing with undolevels is not at all what I had intended.
* no longer messes with undolevels.
* Changed method used to change the time stamp (now using setline() );
* removed RemoveLastHistoryItem()
* You have to undo twice after just :w now (first time to undo the timestamp
change, the second time to undo whatever it was you wanted to undo.)