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Call For Maintainers

This plugin, along with others like it, is now maintained by the HashiVim organization, which is looking for additional maintainers and contributors. See the HashiVim home page for further information.

Overview: vim-terraform

This plugin adds a :Terraform command that runs terraform, with tab completion of subcommands. It also sets up *.tf, *.tfvars, .terraformrc and terraform.rc files to be highlighted as HCL and *.tfstate as JSON.


With Vim 8 packages:

git clone ~/.vim/pack/plugins/start/vim-terraform

With Pathogen:

git clone ~/.vim/bundle/vim-terraform

With Vundle, add the following to ~/.vimrc:

Plugin 'hashivim/vim-terraform'


Allow vim-terraform to align settings automatically with Tabularize.

let g:terraform_align=1

Allow vim-terraform to automatically fold (hide until unfolded) sections of terraform code. Defaults to 0 which is off.

let g:terraform_fold_sections=1

Allow vim-terraform to automatically format *.tf and *.tfvars files with terraform fmt. You can also do this manually with the :TerraformFmt command.

let g:terraform_fmt_on_save=1

Allow vim-terraform to use a custom path for the terraform binary. Defaults to terraform (found in $PATH)

let g:terraform_binary_path="/usr/local/Cellar/terraform/0.13.5/bin/terraform"

Use with other HCL files

This is a terraform plugin, with terraform-specific features. However, some users have reported that it also works well for other files that use the Hashicorp Configuration Language.

If you want to use this plugin for non-terraform files, the simplest way is to teach vim to treat them as terraform. For example to use this plugin for files with suffix .hcl, put the following in ~/.vim/ftdetect/terraform.vim:

autocmd BufRead,BufNewFile *.hcl set filetype=terraform

Updating vim-terraform

Note, this is only for maintainers of the vim-terraform project.

When a new version of Terraform drops, you can run the following where x.x.x is a version such as 0.11.11

./ x.x.x

At this point, add the modified files to a git branch and open a pull request.

git checkout -b "feature/update-to-terraform-$VERSION"
git add $FILE
git commit -m "Message about update"
git push

Add another maintainer to the pull request and await confirmation.

Running tests

To run the test suite and verify functionality



Syntax highlighting and indentation by Kevin Le (@bkad) based on prior work by Larry Gilbert (@L2G). The rest originally written by Mark Cornick and contributors listed below. Licensed under the ISC license.

Thanks to the following contributors:

  • michael j talarczyk (@mijit)
  • Koji Nakayama (@knakayama)
  • Kris (@kostecky)
  • Okumura Takahiro (@hfm)
  • Paul Forman (@pforman)
  • Lowe Schmidt (@lsc)
  • Mario Kozjak (@mkozjak)

The :TerraformFmt command is adapted from vim-hclfmt.

This project is intended to be a safe, welcoming space for collaboration, and contributors are expected to adhere to the Contributor Covenant code of conduct.