BufExplorer Plugin for Vim
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bufexplorer

BufExplorer Plugin for Vim

With bufexplorer, you can quickly and easily switch between buffers by using the one of the default public interfaces:

'be' (normal open) or 'bt' (toggle open / close) or 'bs' (force horizontal split open) or 'bv' (force vertical split open)

Once the bufexplorer window is open you can use the normal movement keys (hjkl) to move around and then use or to select the buffer you would like to open. If you would like to have the selected buffer opened in a new tab, simply press either or 't'. Please note that when opening a buffer in a tab, that if the buffer is already in another tab, bufexplorer can switch to that tab automatically for you if you would like. More about that in the supplied VIM help.

Bufexplorer also offers various options including:

  • Display the list of buffers in various sort orders including:
    • Most Recently Used (MRU) which is the default
    • Buffer number
    • File name
    • File extension
    • Full file path name
  • Delete buffer from list

For more about options, sort orders, configuration options, etc. please see the supplied VIM help.

vim.org

This plugin can also be found at http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=42.

Installation

Manually

  1. If you do not want to use on the the bundle handlers, you can take the zip file from vim.org and unzip it and copy the plugin to your vimfiles\plugin directory and the txt file to your vimfiles\doc directory. If you do that, make sure you generate the help by executing

    :helptag <your runtime directory>/doc

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

Vundle (https://github.com/gmarik/Vundle.vim)

  1. Add the following configuration to your .vimrc.

     Plugin 'jlanzarotta/bufexplorer'
    
  2. Install with :BundleInstall.

NeoBundle (https://github.com/Shougo/neobundle.vim)

  1. Add the following configuration to your .vimrc.

     NeoBundle 'jlanzarotta/bufexplorer'
    
  2. Install with :NeoBundleInstall.

Plug (https://github.com/junegunn/vim-plug)

  1. Add the following configuration to your .vimrc.

     Plug 'jlanzarotta/bufexplorer'
    
  2. Instal with :PlugInstall.

Pathogen

  1. Install with the following command.

     git clone https://github.com/jlanzarotta/bufexplorer.git ~/.vim/bundle/bufexplorer.vim
    

License

Copyright (c) 2001-2017, Jeff Lanzarotta

All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

  • Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

  • Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

  • Neither the name of the {organization} nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.

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