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created June 24, 2013 · complexity basic · version 7.0

When inspecting large diff/patch files, the following fold function is handy. Put it in your ftplugin/diff.vim file or equivalent.

setlocal foldmethod=expr foldexpr=DiffFold(v:lnum)
function! DiffFold(lnum)
  let line = getline(a:lnum)
  if line =~ '^\(diff\|---\|+++\|@@\) '
    return 1
  elseif line[0] =~ '[-+ ]'
    return 2
    return 0

Related pluginsEdit

  • diff_fold.vim folds changesets, files, and hunks in (Mercurial, and similar) diff output


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