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Vim GitLab Issue Plugin


You want to access gitlab issues from within vim? With this plugin you can access your issues. They are listed in a new buffer, but it requires vim version 8 (json stuff), curl and grep.


When using vim-pathogen:

    cd /path/to/your/.vim/bundle
    git clone

You need to setup the following global vim variables:

  • g:gitlab_token: Your gitlab token. You get this via gitlabs web interface.
  • g:gitlab_server: The gitlab server you want to access. Defaults to Don't use a trailing /!
  • g:gitlab_server_port: Defaults to 443
  • (g:gitlab_projectid): Your project ID. You get this via gitlabs web interface (project settings). This is automatically set via git remote!
  • (g:gitlab_alter): Should the plugin send altering requests to the server? (default true)
  • (g:gitlab_debug): Print debug messages

The project id is now extracted from the git remote -v url! So you need to run vim from somewhere inside your git repository. If you want to set your project id manually:

Optional: For example I have in my .vimrc:

    if filereadable(".settings.vim")
      source .settings.vim

This way I can put a .settings.vim in my project repository and insert project specific vim settings. For example:

    let g:gitlab_projectid="<my project id>"

As long as I start vim from the root directory of my project my settings are here.


  • :GLOpenIssues Opens your open issues in a new buffer. Provided details are issue id (used for closing and commenting to issues via commit), title, description and milestone.
  • :GLOpenIssuesExt Extended version of :GLOpenIssues, loads comments, too.
  • :GLClosedIssues and :GLClosedIssuesExt behave similar with closed issues.
  • :GLNewIssue let's you create a new issue with a formular. (:GLSave to save it)


  • Create new issue
  • Close issue (without commit)
  • View issue details (eg. comments, milestone)
  • Comment to issue


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