Edit configuration files for a filetype
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created February 14, 2002 · complexity intermediate · author Mark A. Hillebrand · version 6.0
When you open a file, Vim may load several scripts to customize itself for editing the file type the file is associated with (for example a file "test.c" is associated with the filetype "c").
When you start to override these files for yourself, it can sometimes be confusing, which file sets a specific option.
The following function can be used, to edit the configuration files which are associated with a specific filename. It opens a buffer for all files which get loaded. If I invoke it with ':call Edit_ft_conf("test.c")', for example, I end up with the following buffers / windows:
- a "[No File]" line 1
- a "test.c" line 1
- a= "/usr/local/share/vim/vim60/syntax/c.vim" line 1
- a "~/.vim/after/syntax/c.vim" line 1
- #a= "/usr/local/share/vim/vim60/indent/c.vim" line 1
- %a= "/usr/local/share/vim/vim60/ftplugin/c.vim" line 1
Here is the function:
" Edit filetype configuration files " Usage: ':call Edit_ft_conf("file")' " Purpose: open all scripts which get loaded implicitly by opening "file" " (syntax highlighting, indentation, filetype plugins, ..) " The order of windows reflects the order of script loading (but "file" is " the topmost window) fun! Edit_ft_conf(name) " we may not do this with a loaded file, since this won't trigger the " configuration file loading as desired. " try calling with 'call Edit_ft_conf("nonexistingfile.<EXT>")' if this " gives you troubles if bufexists(a:name) && bufloaded(a:name) echo "!Attention: buffer for " . a:name . " is loaded, unload first." return endif " split-open the file with verbose set, grab the output into a register " (without clobbering) let safereg = @u redir @u " redirect command output to register @u exec "silent 2verbose split " . a:name " verbose level 2 suffices to catch all scripts which get opened redir END " Parse register @u, looking for smth like: 'sourcing"/usr/local/share/vim/vim60/syntax/c.vim"' let pos = 0 let regexp = 'sourcing "[^"]\+"' while match(@u,regexp,pos) >= 0 let file = matchstr(@u,regexp,pos) let pos = matchend (@u,regexp,pos) let file = strpart(file,10,strlen(file)-11) exec "silent below split " . file endwhile " restore the register let @u = safereg endfun