Full path fuzzy file, buffer and MRU file finder for Vim.
- Written in pure Vimscript for MacVim and Vim 7.0+.
- Full support for Vim’s regexp as search pattern.
- Built-in Most Recently Used (MRU) files monitoring.
- Built-in project’s root finder.
- CtrlP is extensible.
:CtrlPto invoke CtrlP in find file mode.
:CtrlPMRUfor buffer and MRU mode.
Once CtrlP is open:
<c-b>to switch between find file, buffer, and MRU file modes.
<c-d>to switch to filename only search instead of full path.
|in the prompt to submit the string as a Vim’s regexp pattern.
- Or press
<c-r>to switch to full regexp search mode.
- End the input string with a colon
:followed by a command to execute after opening the file.
abc:45will open the file matched the pattern and jump to line 45.
- Submit two dots
..as the input string to go backward the directory tree by 1 level.
<c-y>to create a new file and its parent dirs.
<c-z>to mark/unmark files and
<c-o>to open them.
Change the mapping to invoke CtrlP:
let g:ctrlp_map = '<c-p>'
When CtrlP is invoked, it automatically sets the working directory according to this variable:
let g:ctrlp_working_path_mode = 2
0 - don’t manage working directory.
1 - the parent directory of the current file.
2 - the nearest ancestor that contains one of these directories or files:
.git/ .hg/ .bzr/ _darcs/ root.dir .vimprojects
You can also use the set-working-directory functionality above outside of CtrlP by adding the following line to your vimrc.
The parameter is the same (0, 1 or 2):
au BufEnter * cal ctrlp#SetWorkingPath(2)
Enable/Disable Most Recently Used files monitoring and its functionalities:
let g:ctrlp_mru_files = 1
If you want to exclude directories or files from the search, you can use the Vim’s option
set wildignore+=*/.git/*,*/.hg/*,*/.svn/* " for Linux/MacOSX set wildignore+=.git\*,.hg\*,.svn\* " for Windows
Use a custom file listing command with:
let g:ctrlp_user_command = 'find %s -type f' " MacOSX/Linux let g:ctrlp_user_command = 'dir %s /-n /b /s /a-d' " Windows
Check the docs for more mappings, commands and options.