created 2003 · complexity intermediate · author Yakov Lerner · version 6.0
:scriptnames command can be used to list the scripts that Vim has loaded. This tip provides information on how to list scripts that Vim failed to load. In addition, a user command is provided to list loaded scripts in a scratch buffer which you can search and edit (convenient for use of
gf to edit scripts).
Listing loaded scripts[edit | edit source]
To see the file names of all scripts loaded (sourced) by Vim, including those loaded implicitly at startup, enter:
The list does not include "would-be scripts" (scripts that Vim tried to open but which failed without warning, perhaps because the script could not be found). To see the "would-be" scripts use the
-V option when starting Vim:
Use the following to show the system-dependent locations of configuration files (but not the location of system/personal plugins):
Listing to a scratch buffer[edit | edit source]
The following code (for your vimrc) defines the
:Scriptnames user command to list loaded scripts in a scratch buffer which you can search and edit. I.e. it wraps the built-in
:scriptnames command to place the output in a buffer instead of just displaying it on-screen so that you can now manipulate the output. For example, this lets you put the cursor on the name of a script, and type
gf ("goto file") to show that script.
:Scriptnames command takes an argument which is a pattern to match the names of scripts of interest. Lines which do not contain the given argument are removed from the list. For example, entering
:Scriptnames surround will list all scripts which contain "surround" in the path name of the script.
~/.vim/plugin/scriptnames.vim (Unix) or
$HOME/vimfiles/plugin/scriptnames.vim (Windows) containing the script below, then restart Vim.
" Execute 'cmd' while redirecting output. " Delete all lines that do not match regex 'filter' (if not empty). " Delete any blank lines. " Delete '<whitespace><number>:<whitespace>' from start of each line. " Display result in a scratch buffer. function! s:Filter_lines(cmd, filter) let save_more = &more set nomore redir => lines silent execute a:cmd redir END let &more = save_more new setlocal buftype=nofile bufhidden=hide noswapfile put =lines g/^\s*$/d %s/^\s*\d\+:\s*//e if !empty(a:filter) execute 'v/' . a:filter . '/d' endif 0 endfunction command! -nargs=? Scriptnames call s:Filter_lines('scriptnames', <q-args>)
The following is a more generic function allowing you to view any ex command in a scratch buffer:
function! s:Scratch (command, ...) redir => lines let saveMore = &more set nomore execute a:command redir END let &more = saveMore call feedkeys("\<cr>") new | setlocal buftype=nofile bufhidden=hide noswapfile put=lines if a:0 > 0 execute 'vglobal/'.a:1.'/delete' endif if a:command == 'scriptnames' %substitute#^[[:space:]]*[[:digit:]]\+:[[:space:]]*##e endif silent %substitute/\%^\_s*\n\|\_s*\%$ let height = line('$') + 3 execute 'normal! z'.height."\<cr>" 0 endfunction command! -nargs=? Scriptnames call <sid>Scratch('scriptnames', <f-args>) command! -nargs=+ Scratch call <sid>Scratch(<f-args>)
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