FindFile : Open file quickly by using autocomplete
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|Somewhat similar to locate on Unix, FindFile allows you open a file quickly by typing in its file name. You can use :FC to generate the cache of all files in a directory recursively, then using :FF will open a buffer that can autocomplete on the filenames that are cached. Pressing <Enter> will open the file.
This is a pure vim implementation and the cache is stored in memory using a vim dictionary. It should work on both Windows and Unix.
See http://wlee.net/FindFile.swf.html for details.
|Put this file in your ~/.vim/plugin directory.
If you are working on a project, go to the root directory of the project,
This will recursively parse the directory and create the internal cache.
You can also put in multiple arguments in :FC:
:FC /dir1 /dir2 /dir3
You can add to the cache by calling :FC again. File with the same path
will not be added to the cache twice.
To find a file:
This opens a scratch buffer that you can type in the file name. Press
<Esc> will quit the buffer, while <Enter> will select and edit the file.
This will split the window and open the file in the newly split window:
To clear the internal cache, do:
You can put the following lines in your ~/.vimrc in order to invoke
FindFile quickly by hitting <C-f>:
nmap <C-f> :FindFile<CR>
nmap <C-s> :FindFileSplit<CR>
By default, all the *.o, *.pyc, and */tmp/* files will be ignored, in
addition to the wildignore patterns. You can customize this by setting in
let g:FindFileIgnore = ['*.o', '*.pyc', '*/tmp/*']
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