vim-signature is a plugin to place, toggle and display marks.
Apart from the above, you can also
- Navigate forward/backward by position/alphabetical order
- Displaying multiple marks (upto 2, limited by the signs feature)
- Placing custom signs !@#$%^&*() as visual markers
Also supports dynamic highlighting of signs. In the image above the marks are colored according to the state of the line as indicated by gitgutter.
NOTE: The code for dynamic highlighting of marks is not a part of this plugin and must be included separately. Instructions for doing that can be found here
More screenshots here
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Requires Vim to be compiled with +signs to display marks.
I recommend using a plugin manager to do the grunt work for you.
If for some reason, you do not want to use any of them, then unzip the contents of the .zip file to your ~/.vim directory.
Once that's done, out of the box, the followings mappings are defined
mx Toggle mark 'x' and display it in the leftmost column dmx Remove mark 'x' where x is a-zA-Z m, Place the next available mark m. If no mark on line, place the next available mark. Otherwise, remove (first) existing mark. m- Delete all marks from the current line m<Space> Delete all marks from the current buffer ]` Jump to next mark [` Jump to prev mark ]' Jump to start of next line containing a mark [' Jump to start of prev line containing a mark `] Jump by alphabetical order to next mark `[ Jump by alphabetical order to prev mark '] Jump by alphabetical order to start of next line having a mark '[ Jump by alphabetical order to start of prev line having a mark m/ Open location list and display marks from current buffer m[0-9] Toggle the corresponding marker !@#$%^&*() m<S-[0-9]> Remove all markers of the same type ]- Jump to next line having a marker of the same type [- Jump to prev line having a marker of the same type ]= Jump to next line having a marker of any type [= Jump to prev line having a marker of any type m? Open location list and display markers from current buffer m<BS> Remove all markers
This will allow the use of default behavior of m to set marks and, if the line
already contains the mark, it'll be unset.
The default behavior of
[` is supported and enhanced by
wrapping around when beginning or end of file is reached.
:SignatureToggle can be used to show/hide the signs.
Note that this does not delete any of the marks but only hides them.
This is a buffer-specific command.
If for some reason, the marks and their sign displays go out of sync,
:SignatureRefresh to refresh them.
For more details on customization refer the help
- Tie the Signature functions to vim commands that affect mark placement