Guard-CTags-Bundler generates ctags for your project and for gems in your bundle. For project tags file
tags is generated, for gems tags file
gems.tags is generated.
- Initially developed for Rails projects, but theoretically can be used with any ruby project, that uses Bundler, with minimal configuration changes.
- When you run
bundle installin your project,
gems.tagsfile is automatically is generated or updated.
- When you save one of you project's ruby files,
tagsfile is automatically generated or updated.
- Only Linux is tested, but probably will work on Mac
Make sure you have Guard installed.
Install the gem:
$ gem install guard-ctags-bundler
Add it to your
Gemfile (inside development group):
And then add a basic setup to your
$ guard init ctags-bundler
Please, read Guard usage doc
:src_path => ".", # source path to be scanned for tags (default .) :emacs => false, # run ctags in emacs mode and merge tags and gems.tags into TAGS file :stdlib => true, # run ctags for core and stdlib, generating stdlib.tags (default false)
For a typical Rails application,
Guardfile can look like this (default):
guard 'ctags-bundler', :src_path => ["app", "lib", "spec/support"] do watch(/^(app|lib|spec\/support)\/.*\.rb$/) watch('Gemfile.lock') end
Ctags generates an index (or tag) file of language objects found in source files that allows these items to be quickly and easily located by a text editor or other utility. A tag signifies a language object for which an index entry is available (or, alternatively, the index entry created for that object).
In ubuntu you can install ctags by running
$ sudo apt-get install exuberant-ctags
Vim supports ctags by default. All you need to do is add your
gems.tags file to the Vim's tag stack.
Ctags can be used with emacs too. Add
:emacs => true option to your Guardfile and ctags will be generated with
guard 'ctags-bundler', :emacs => true, :src_path => ["app", "lib", "spec/support"] do watch(/^(app|lib|spec\/support)\/.*\.rb$/) watch('Gemfile.lock') end