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Tip: #804 - Single tags file for a source tree

Created: October 12, 2004 0:00 Complexity: intermediate Author: Dubhead Version: 6.0 Karma: 94/37 Imported from: Tip#804

At the top of a source tree, create a tags file by


% ctags -R


(assuming Exuberant Ctags). The -R (or --recurse) option tells ctags to recurse into directories.


Then, set the tags option in ~/.vimrc as


set tags=tags;


The last semicolon is the key here. When Vim tries to locate the 'tags' file, it first looks at the current directory, and then looks at the parent directory, then the parent of the parent...


This setting works nicely together with 'set autochdir'. You need +path-extra feature for this tip. Also see *file-searching* .

Comments

You can also tag help/man files, and access it from vim with commands like these in _vimrc:

au FileType perl set tags^=$DOC/perl/tags au FileType cpp set tags^=$DOC/cpp/tags


perci merci , October 27, 2004 14:12


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