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A Neovim plugin for setting the commentstring option based on the cursor location in the file. The location is checked via treesitter queries.

This is useful when there are embedded languages in certain types of files. For example, Vue files can have many different sections, each of which can have a different style for comments.

Note that this plugin only changes the commentstring setting. It does not add any mappings for commenting. It is recommended to use a commenting plugin like Comment.nvim alongside this plugin.

Demo gif

Getting started



Use your favorite plugin manager. For example, here's how it would look like with lazy.nvim:

require('lazy').setup {


Defaults work out of the box.
Set vim.g.skip_ts_context_commentstring_module = true somewhere in your configuration to skip backwards compatibility routines and speed up loading.

If you want to change the configuration, call the setup function of this plugin, e.g.:

require('ts_context_commentstring').setup {
  enable_autocmd = false,


There is a minimal configuration file available at utils/minimal_init.lua for reference.


Don't forget to use :h lua-heredoc if you're using init.vim.


It is recommended to use a commenting plugin that has an integration available with this plugin. Then, the commentstring calculation can be triggered only when commenting. The available integrations are listed in the wiki. The following plugins have an integration available:

However, if an integration is not set up, then the default behavior is to calculate the commentstring on the CursorHold autocmd, meaning that the :h updatetime should be set to a smaller value than the default of 4s:

vim.opt.updatetime = 100


For more advanced configuration options, see :h ts-context-commentstring.

More demos


React demo gif


Svelte demo gif




I injected HTML into JavaScript strings and created multiple levels of nesting with language tree. This sort of nesting of languages works without any extra configuration in the plugin.