commentary.vim: comment stuff out
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commentary.vim

Comment stuff out. Use gcc to comment out a line (takes a count), gc to comment out the target of a motion (for example, gcap to comment out a paragraph), and gc in visual mode to comment out the selection. That's it.

I wrote this because 5 years after Vim added support for mapping an operator, I still couldn't find a commenting plugin that leveraged that feature (I overlooked tcomment.vim). Striving for minimalism, it weighs in at under 100 lines of code.

Oh, and it uncomments, too. The above maps actually toggle, and gcu uncomments a set of adjacent commented lines. Install repeat.vim to enable repeating gcu with . (the other maps are repeatable without it).

Installation

If you don't have a preferred installation method, I recommend installing pathogen.vim, and then simply copy and paste:

cd ~/.vim/bundle
git clone git://github.com/tpope/vim-commentary.git

Once help tags have been generated, you can view the manual with :help commentary.

FAQ

My favorite file type isn't supported!

Relax! You just have to adjust 'commentstring':

autocmd FileType apache set commentstring=#\ %s

Contributing

See the contribution guidelines for pathogen.vim.

Self-Promotion

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License

Copyright (c) Tim Pope. Distributed under the same terms as Vim itself. See :help license.